Senegal Introduces The Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)

Senegal
30 January 2015

Senegal, declared free from the circulation of the indigenous wild Polio virus since 2004, has endorsed the SAGE recommendation and has programmed, with the support of its partners, the introduction of the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in its Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in January 2015.
This decision was also based at the national level on the recommendation received from the Advisory Committee for Vaccination in Senegal (CCVS).                                                                                                              

A launching ceremony occured in Dakar on the 30th of January 2015.

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