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UNICEF Buys $80 Million Worth of Polio Vaccines

January 8, 2021 • 9:27 am CST
(Precision Vaccinations)

South Korea-based LG Chem announced on January 7, 2021, that it had signed a contract with UNICEF to supply US$80 million worth of the polio vaccine Eupolio from 2021 to 2022.  The company stated it would supply the vaccine to 70 countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

LG Chem received the world's first prequalification approval for Eupolio as a Sabin IPV vaccine in December 2020.

The U.S. CDC recommends that children get polio vaccine to protect against polio or poliomyelitis. The CDC recommends that children get four doses of the polio vaccine, and children who will be traveling to a country where the risk of getting polio should complete the series before leaving for their trip.

The inactivated polio vaccine is the only polio vaccine that has been given in the United States since 2000.