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Two vaccines work better for polio eradication: Study

Vanita Srivastava, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 23, 2014
First Published: 00:44 IST(23/8/2014) | Last Updated: 00:46 IST(23/8/2014)

A study done in India by researchers of  the World Health Organisation (WHO) and  published  in international journal Science on Friday shows that  polio vaccine would be most effective when both the oral and injectable doses are used simultaneously.

The study titled— Efficacy of inactivated poliovirus vaccine in India — conducted at Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, concludes that using at least one dose of the more expensive injectable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) after children have been vaccinated with the oral polio vaccine (OPV) should speed up disease eradication process.

Dr Roland Sutter, coordinator for research and product development, polio operations and research at the WHO told HT: “The trial was conducted in arguably the most technically-challenging places in the world from where to eradicate polio.

This means that the field results yielded here will also be applicable to any other polio high-risk environment in the world.”

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