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COMBINED USE OF INACTIVATED AND ORAL POLIOVIRUS VACCINES IN REFUGEE CAMPS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES — KENYA, DECEMBER 2013

Thursday, 3rd of April 2014 Print

COMBINED USE OF INACTIVATED AND ORAL POLIOVIRUS VACCINES IN REFUGEE CAMPS AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES — KENYA, DECEMBER 2013

 

Excerpt: “The Kenya experience has shown that IPV also can be provided in campaigns with high coverage and community acceptance, although at a higher cost than OPV-only campaigns and requiring particular attention to training and supervision. IPV/OPV campaigns could be considered to improve population immunity and accelerate interruption of poliovirus transmission in other polio outbreaks and in cer­tain areas where WPV transmission is endemic. Operational studies during future campaigns should assess the impact on population immunity and the cost-effectiveness of this strategy in different settings.”

Full text, with figures, is at file:///D:/My%20Documents/Downloads/mm6311.pdf , text starting at page 237.

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