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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Medical doctors and religious teachers play a crucial role in building trust and convincing families to vaccinate their children against polio
The first supplementary polio campaign in eight years puts caregivers to the test
The support of community leaders and influencers is crucial in motivating parents and caregivers to vaccinate their children against polio
An outbreak response assessment led by WHO on 11 to 15 April 2022 concluded that poliovirus is no longer circulating in Tajikistan, and thereby recommended official closure of the outbreak that started in January 2021.
With wild polio at lowest levels in history, SAGE also turns focus on post-eradication
High-level summit held to take urgent action to end polio in country