News tagged with polio vaccination

Ukraine kids at risk from low vaccination rates

When the time came to vaccinate her 4-year-old daughter, Yelena Hlushko hesitated, spooked by widespread fears in Ukraine about vaccines and by a boil her older child developed after an immunization shot. ...

Jun 18, 2013
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Polio vaccine developer Koprowski dies

Dr. Hilary Koprowski, the Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccination for polio, died this week at his Philadelphia home. He was 96.

Apr 14, 2013
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WHO says polio fight critical despite attacks

The head of the World Health Organization's polio drive said Friday it was crucial to push on with the fight to eradicate the disease despite a rising death toll among vaccination workers.

Mar 01, 2013
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