CDC Assisting Nations In Introducing Inactivated Polio Vaccine, Switching Types Of Oral Polio Vaccine

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Two Vaccines for One Polio-free World
Ahead of World Polio Day, recognized annually on October 24, Lee Hampton, medical officer on the vaccine introduction team at the CDC’s Global Immunization Division, discusses the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and the oral polio vaccine (OPV), noting, “Based on the scientific evidence gathered over the years, both OPV and IPV are currently needed to end polio.” He highlights how CDC is assisting “one of the largest coordinated public health efforts in history,” to help more than 156 nations switch from 3-type to 2-type OPV and support the introduction of IPV (10/19).