Polio vaccine schedule

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Polio vaccine schedule
The type of polio vaccines used in the national immunization schedule in each country: only inactivated poliovirus vaccines (IPV), oral poliovirus vaccines (OPV), or both.
World Health Organization (2023) – processed by Our World in Data
Last updated
April 22, 2024
Next expected update
April 2025
Date range

Sources and processing

This data is based on the following sources

The vaccine scheduler table summarizes the current vaccination schedule for young children, adolescents, and adults for Poliomyelitis. The data is updated regularly with the most recent official country reporting collected through the WHO/UNICEF joint reporting process.

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April 22, 2024
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Vaccination schedule for Poliomyelitis, World Health Organization (2023)

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World Health Organization (2023) – processed by Our World in Data. “Polio vaccine schedule” [dataset]. World Health Organization, “Vaccination schedule for Poliomyelitis” [original data]. Retrieved July 15, 2024 from