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
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for August 2021
Learn how the type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2) is being rolled out across Africa to help more sustainably address outbreaks of a non-wild form of polio, cVDPV2, and protect children across the continent.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for July 2021
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for May 2021
Update on polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan for May 2021
Pakistan is one of two countries where wild poliovirus remains endemic making it essential that the entire country supports the successful implementation of every polio campaign. Women play a critical role, often working at polio’s frontline.