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POLIO VACCINES

  • Vaccine Information Statement on Polio, updated 11-8-11

  • CDC's Pink Book Chapter on Poliomyelitis. updated April 2011.

  • ACIP updates polio vaccine recommendations.  The revised recommendations address booster dose, minimum interval between dose 3 and 4, minimum age and intervals for children younger than 6 months and clarifies IPV-containing combination vaccines.  MMWR 2009;58(30):829. (Aug 09)

  • WHO has updated the information on vaccine derived polioviruses that have been found in countries throughout the world. The continued emergence of these viruses and the potential for causing new outbreaks of paralytic disease after eradication of wild-type viruses has resulted in the decision that the use of OPV must stop after the eradication effort has succeeded. See page 2 of the WHO's Weekly Epidemiological Record (10-20-06)

  • More studies show no link between HIV and polio vaccine.  Newly published studies provide further evidence against the theory that HIV was introduced to the human population during tests of polio vaccines in the late 1950s.  The findings of 4 papers published this week in the journals Nature and Science show that, using different methods, researchers found no HIV, SIV or chimpanzee sequences in the samples tested in Africa in 1958. - April 2001.

  • Evidence Disproves Theory Linking OPV and HIV Epidemic in Africa - information presented at the Royal Society in London - September 2000.

  • Investigators Report that Chimpanzee tissues were not used for polio vaccine studies in Africa - Response to book reviews of The River by Edward Hooper.

  • All inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine schedule recommended for the U.S. An IVS statement regarding the 2000 Recommendations for an all IPV vaccine schedule. (12-14-99) .

 

This page was last updated on February 12, 2014

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