Polio Vaccines: WHO Position Paper, January 2014

This article, published in the Weekly Epidemiological Record, provides essential background information on polio and gives the current World Health Organization position on the use of polio vaccines worldwide. This updated position paper replaces one from 2010 and summarizes recent developments in the field. It integrates new information related to the addition of a dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) for countries currently using exclusively oral polio vaccine (OPV), in the context of the global switch from trivalent to bivalent OPV. In 2016, this recommendation was replaced to reflect the global switch from trivalent to bivalent OPV in April 2016 and to provide guidance on a variety of OPV and IPV vaccination regimens.

Author: World Health Organization

Published: 2014

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Also known as: Note de synthèse de l’OMS sur les vaccins antipoliomyélitiques – Janvier 2014

Resource types: Newsletter/article

Diseases/vaccines: Polio

Topics: Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global