Global Polio Eradication Campaign Expects Vaccine Supply Shortages
Newsweek: Critical Vaccine Shortage Threatens Polio Eradication Efforts
“The international campaign to eradicate polio, which has vaccinated 2.5 billion people since it began in 1988 — nearly all of them children — has faced one setback after another. … Now, however, the fight faces a new threat: a critical shortage of vaccine. The campaign … was expecting to receive 110 million doses of injectable polio vaccine (IPV) this year, but the two manufacturers have told the groups they can supply only about half that…” (McKenna, 12/29).
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