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Polio Elimination Efforts Become Complicated As Vaccine Supplies Run Low

STAT: As hopes for polio eradication rise, the endgame gets complicated, and a vaccine runs short
“The world appears to be on the verge of finally putting an end to polio. But the endgame could get complicated. For more than a year there has been a severe shortage of the injectable polio vaccine known as IPV. Manufacturers have been racing to overcome production problems and hope to be back to full output early next year. But the shortage could be repeated in a few years, and at a more critical time, public health officials acknowledge…” (Branswell, 5/19).

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