Congo adds polio vaccine to immunization schedule

An article from Vaccine News Daily
May 30, 2015
The Republic of Congo (DRC) is celebrating African Vaccination Week by introducing the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization schedule.
 
“As long as a child somewhere is not protected against this crippling disease, every child is at risk,” Anuradha Gupta, deputy CEO of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, said.
 
The addition of the vaccine will benefit more than 2 million Congolese children every year.
 
A ceremony to launch the phased introduction of the vaccine, which will be offered to all children born across the country each year, recently was held at a new health center in Mbankana, Maluku II health zone.
 
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