Inactivated Polio Vaccine now introduced worldwide

Momentous global effort enables record-breaking milestone for polio and immunisation

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative in collaboration with Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, has successfully achieved the global goal, set in 2013, of 126 Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV)-using countries incorporating at least one dose of IPV in their immunization activities. The last two remaining countries, Mongolia and Zimbabwe, introduced IPV in their immunization programmes in April 2019.

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