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Improving Vaccination Practices to Tackle the Endemic Issue of Poliomyelitis in Developing Countries

Poliovirus has been largely eradicated in the world, but remains at large in endemic countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. In reviewing research, this paper aims to utilize how common practices of vaccination in the United States can be adapted by these endemic countries to deal with vaccination issues that prevent the eradication of poliomyelitis.

Hypothesis: Vaccination programs implemented in the US are a good framework to increase awareness of vaccinations in developing countries.

Methods: Search engines such as PubMed, and Google Scholar were used to analyze commonly faced issues in vaccination practices experienced by endemic countries of poliomyelitis. Further, searching for vaccination protocols that have been utilized by the United States to deal with similar issues provided a good framework for implementation of vaccination awareness in the endemic countries. Amongst the articles utilized, a varying set of study designs were used and exclusion criteria’s such as review studies, articles prior to 2009 were implemented.

Conclusion: By implementing vaccination through educational based programs, through programs which leads to a change in method of vaccination administration, and law mandated programs, vaccination awareness and practices can be increased in endemic countries of poliomyelitis.


Sulman Mughal*

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