Vaccine Information Statement on Polio, updated
CDC's Pink Book Chapter on
updated April 2011.
ACIP updates polio vaccine recommendations.
The revised recommendations address
booster dose, minimum interval between dose 3 and 4,
minimum age and intervals for children younger than
6 months and clarifies IPV-containing combination
WHO has updated the
information on vaccine derived polioviruses that
have been found in countries throughout the world.
The continued emergence of these viruses and the
potential for causing new outbreaks of paralytic
disease after eradication of wild-type viruses has
resulted in the decision that the use of OPV must
stop after the eradication effort has succeeded.
See page 2 of the WHO's
Weekly Epidemiological Record (10-20-06)
More studies show no
link between HIV and polio vaccine.
Newly published studies
provide further evidence against the theory that HIV
was introduced to the human population during tests
of polio vaccines in the late 1950s. The findings
of 4 papers published this week in the journals
Science show that, using different methods,
researchers found no HIV, SIV or chimpanzee
sequences in the samples tested in Africa in 1958. -
Theory Linking OPV and HIV Epidemic in Africa -
information presented at the Royal Society in
London - September 2000.
Investigators Report that Chimpanzee tissues were
not used for polio vaccine studies in Africa
- Response to book reviews of The River by
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine schedule
recommended for the U.S.
An IVS statement regarding the 2000
Recommendations for an all IPV vaccine schedule.