One of the more intriguing suspects in this medical mystery is a monkey virus that was mistakenly incorporated in polio vaccines
developed in the late 1950s.
Salman Rafiq said that the required quantity of polio vaccine
for the campaign starting from December 22 to 24 had been sent to concerned districts on December 19 and 20 and this campaign has been postponed due to security reasons.
The IPV (injected intramuscularly) will be given in health centers in addition to the Oral Polio Vaccine
(OPV) drop when a child is fourteen (14) weeks old.
Before the polio vaccine
, between 13,000 and 20,000 cases of polio were reported each year, crippling and killing children.
The District Health Departments Larkana, Kamber-Shahdadkot, Shikarpur, Jacobabad and Kandhkot-Kashmore districts have deputed more than 2899 mobile and fixed teams which will visit every house in the five districts of the Larkana region to administer Oral Polio Vaccine
(OPV) to the children upto five years age.
2: delivery of trivalent inactivated polio vaccine
with the international non-proprietary name poliomyelitis vaccine (inactivated) ".
Another recent switch in the United States, effective last year, provides injected polio vaccine
instead of the oral version.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has given final approval to recommendations that would alter the polio vaccine
schedule for the first time in 30 years, but state and local officials are not certain they will implement the changes.
The group of Rotary volunteers administered the drops of oral polio vaccine
to children, assisted parents in getting their children vaccinated, transported health workers and recruited fellow volunteers during Ghana's National Immunization Day (NID).
The day is also observed to pay tribute to the US researcher Dr Jonaas Salk for inventing polio vaccine
In a blow against a controversial theory about the origin of AIDS, tests have revealed that polio vaccine
used more than 40 years ago in Africa wasn't tainted with any viruses or chimpanzee DNA.
A federal advisory panel has recommended new guidelines for administering the polio vaccine
, marking the first major change since 1961 when the oral polio vaccine
was first approved for use.
A total of US$ 1 billion is required between 2001-2005 to ensure delivery of more than six billion doses of oral polio vaccine
to 600 million children around the world.
357 million children under 5 years of age would be administered polio vaccine
during the drive in the district.
ISLAMABAD -- Japan Wednesday announced a grant of 520 million yen for Pakistan to support supply of the essential polio vaccine
for the case response and mop up vaccination campaigns during the 2017-2018 low transmission season of the polio virus.