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Practical Guide: Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV) Introduction

The World Health Organization recommends that all countries currently using only the oral polio vaccine introduce at least one dose of the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into their routine vaccination programs to ensure that new cohorts of newborns have some protection against the type 2 poliovirus, either wild or vaccine-derived. To support countries with their IPV introduction plan, this guide describes the strategies that health teams in the countries of the Americas should be aware of in order to draw up their plans for the introduction of the IPV into their routine vaccination programs.

Author: Pan American Health Organization

Published: 2014

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Also known as: Guía Práctica: la introducción de la vacuna inactivada contra la poliomielitis (IPV)

Resource types: Training material

Diseases/vaccines: Polio

Topics: Introduction and service delivery, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Latin America and the Caribbean