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.
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To help end all polio transmission and meet the broader health needs of communities now, the GPEI works with a range of partners to integrate polio services with other health programs.
Making the arduous journeys that underpin Yemen’s effort to end its poliovirus outbreak
22 September 2023
60-year-old Raquelina Mazuze is proud of her contribution to the fight against polio as a social mobilizer in her native Mozambique.
From the field: polio vaccination campaign in Pakistan
Pakistan’s polio program has launched a novel initiative to reach children of nomadic families with polio and essential vaccines so that they are no longer left behind.