Some Hoped a New Oral Vaccine Would Solve All the Polio Campaign’s Problems. Reality Is Setting In

May 26, 2023

(STAT News) – When a new and hoped-to-be safer oral polio vaccine started to make its way into use in March 2021, there was huge optimism that this long-needed tool would help the polio eradication campaign quell a growing problem that was — and is still — complicating efforts to stamp out polio forever. Two years later, expectations surrounding the new vaccine, known as novel oral polio vaccine type 2, or nOPV2 for short, are moderating a bit. (Read More)