Published in Vaccine Weekly, April 14th, 1997
The expanded use supports recommendations published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on January 24, 1997. The purpose of the change in the CDC's polio policy is to help reduce the incidence of disease associated with the live-virus, oral polio vaccine (OPV). There are 8-10 such cases reported each year in the U.S. The CDC's recommendations are due to be implemented during the...
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