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Extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine boosts immunity in children and could speed up global eradication efforts

Giving children under 5 years old an extra dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) helps to boost their immunity to the poliovirus and should be added to vaccination programmes in polio-endemic countries and those facing a high risk of imported cases, suggests new research published in The Lancet.
Lead author Dr Jacob John from Christian Medical College, India explains, “Adding a supplementary IPV dose to children already vaccinated with oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) may hasten polio

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