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 middle of a devastating pandemic with no end in sight, a glimmer of hope came in August 2020, on the day the African Region was officially declared free of wild poliovirus.
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for March 2021
Somalia’s outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 3 (cVDPV3) has been successfully stopped, with no international spread
Polio survivor Mujahid Miran recalls the challenges of growing up with disabilities, and how his own experiences led to his commitment to creating awareness on the virus
Update on polio eradication efforts in Pakistan for January 2021
Spanish Foreign Minister reflects on the role of women in polio eradication after her visit to Chad