M2 PHARMA-April 20, 2018-Sinovac provides update of preliminary results of Phase III trial of Sabin inactivated polio vaccine
Application of WHO multi-dose vial policy for inactivated polio vaccine
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The company said it would utilize the 150,000-square foot BSL-3 capable manufacturing facility to produce inactivated polio vaccine
, for which there is presently a global shortage.
Highlighting safety, efficacy and importance of OPV (oral polio vaccine) and IPV (inactivated polio vaccine
) and repeated campaigns for ultimate polio eradication, another health expert, Dr Afzal said that the disease was highly infectious and fatal and it could affect nervous system besides causing permanent paralyse and disability.
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Unfortunately, the health system in Bhutan has been running out of the Inactivated Polio Vaccine
(IPV) since the beginning of 2016.
India has already introduced injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine
into its routine immunisation programme along with OPV from November last year.
* An update to the footnote for the inactivated polio vaccine
offering guidance on the vaccination of children who have received all doses of oral-only polio vaccine before age 4 years.
WHO has recommended that OPV be phased out worldwide and replaced by the inactivated polio vaccine
Certification of the Region comes as countries prepare for the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine
(IPV) in routine immunization as part of the eventual phasing out of oral polio vaccines (OPV).
But recently, we are seeing an increase in polio cases in Somalia, Syria and Pakistan." Speaking about polio vaccines, Dr Cherian said it is expected that all countries in the world will introduce a single dose of inactivated polio vaccine
The authors said that inactivated polio vaccine
only partly prevents the infection, but reduces transmission and is highly effective in the prevention of acute flaccid paralysis - the most common sign of acute polio.