Gavi Announces Afghanistan To Begin Using Inactivated Polio Vaccine For Routine Immunizations

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: New polio vaccine introduced to accelerate polio eradication in Afghanistan
“As part of the Government of Afghanistan’s ongoing efforts to eradicate polio and strengthen routine immunization, H.E. Dr. Ferozuddin Feroz, Minister of Public Health of Afghanistan, [Wednesday] formally introduced the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) into the schedule of routine vaccinations program for all children under the age of one. [Wednesday’s] introduction of IPV into the routine immunization schedule in Afghanistan is part of a worldwide roll-out of the vaccine across 126 countries — the largest and fastest globally coordinated vaccine introduction project in history…” (9/30).