New Polio Vaccine Recommendation Issued

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The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Prequalification program issued an Emergency Use Listing (EUL) recommendation for the type 2 novel oral polio vaccine (nOPV2). 
This announcement on November 13, 2020, will enable the rollout of the nOPV2 vaccine for use in countries affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (cVDPV2) outbreaks.
The WHO stated: ‘clinical trials of the new vaccine have shown it to be safe and provide comparable protection against polio, as the currently used type 2 monovalent OPV (mOPV2) vaccine. 

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