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Israel Vaccine Research Initiative

IMAJ | volume

Journal 5, May 2006
pages: 319-321

Recent Improvements in Polio and Pertussis Vaccination Policy in Israel, 2005

    Summary

    For children born after 1 January 2005, use of the Sabin oral polio vaccine in combination with the enhanced-potency Salk inactivated polio vaccine as part of the routine vaccination schedule was discontinued. The schedule now includes only IPV [1]. In September 2005, a fifth dose of pertussis vaccine was added for pupils in their second year of elementary school. This article describes the reasons for these changes, which have rendered Israel's routine vaccination program one of the most effective in the world.

     

    [1] IPV = inactivated polio vaccine (Salk)

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