Polio Eradication And Endgame Strategy

Polio vaccine switching

  1. Switch: tOPV (trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine) for immunisation will be completely replaced by bOPV (bivalent OPV)
  2. tOPV is effective against type 1, 2, 3 of polio virus while bOPV is effective against type 1 and 3 virus
  3. tOPV is being completely removed from the cold chain and disposed of as per national guidelines
  4. April 25 is the National Switch Day to make the shift of vaccine
  5. Part of the Global Polio Endgame Strategic Plan
  1. Switch: tOPV (trivalent Oral Polio Vaccine) for immunisation will be completely replaced by bOPV (bivalent OPV)
  2. tOPV is effective against type 1, 2, 3 of polio virus while bOPV is effective against type 1 and 3 virus
  3. tOPV is being completely removed from the cold chain and disposed of as per national guidelines
  4. April 25 is the National Switch Day to make the shift of vaccine
  5. Part of the Global Polio Endgame Strategic Plan
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