translated from Spanish: Starting tomorrow, the polio vaccination scheme will change

In the daytime report carried out by the Argentine Ministry of Health, they reported the new measures to be implemented from tomorrow, June 1, 2020. Dr. Mirta Roses Periago president of the National Immunization Commission said today in the daily report to report the situation of coronavirus in the country that: «Today we are all very excited to farewell the droplets that helped us end polio and that we use in the country in mass operations since 1971». He continued , «As of tomorrow, Monday, the first of June, the country will adopt a new polio vaccination scheme, which means that the Sabin oral vaccine will be no longer used across the country and only the Injectable Salk type will be used», announced the specialist, who also specified that the decision was published in Resolution 814/2020 of April 24 in the Official Gazette and emerged from the recommendations issued by the National Immunization Commission and the National Eradication Certification Committee Polio presiding over by Dr. Pablo Eduardo Bonvehí.The new scheme will go from the current bivalent oral (bOPV) better known as Sabin, to the inactivated vaccine (IPV) also known as Salk and will consist of 3 doses at 2 , 4 and 6 months of age and a boost in school admission between the ages of 5 and 6.

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