Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV), Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV), Routine immunization, Social mobilization, Vaccination campaigns, Vaccines
The Two Polio Vaccines
Polio can’t be cured, but it can be prevented. Two important tools help to prevent polio – two safe, effective vaccines. Find out about the oral polio vaccine and the inactivated poliovirus vaccine and their roles in the polio eradication effort.
Watch more in the polio eradication animation series
In the Horn of Africa polio outbreak, immunization efforts are focusing on a group known as “special populations”.
Early analysis of campaign data points to a successful vaccination round in a polio-free country at risk of possible importation.
To truly ensure no child is left behind, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative is reaching out to some of the most remote communities in the world.
Mohamed Shire, a polio eradication expert from Somalia, speaks about lessons from a life tirelessly working to eradicate first smallpox, then polio.
Dr Mohammad Al Safadi, Technical Officer for Polio Outbreak Preparedness and Response, WHO HQ, talks to us about the tactics and strategies used to successfully stop an outbreak in Syria in 2017/18.
After an 18-month long intensive vaccination campaign in the face of a poliovirus outbreak in Syria, the outbreak has been successfully stopped.