Polio vaccinations planned in the Philippines for the under 5s

A global advisory panel has recommended the Dept of Health concentrate on polio vaccinations targeting type 2 ‘because circulating VDPV2 (cVDPV2) is highly contagious and expected to spread rapidly among unvaccinated children’ according to a UNICEF report. There have been no further reports of cVDPV2 infections following the two cases in Mindanao and Luzon. The vaccination campaigns aimed at children under 5 will commence this month and extend to January 2020. VDPV1 was detected in Manila sewage samples in July, August and September so immunisation against this type will also be strengthened. Read more.

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