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Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication— the Americas, 1994

JAMA. 1994;272(17):1319-1320. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520170029014.
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Mass campaigns over a short period (days to weeks) in which two doses of OPV are administered to all children in the target group, regardless of prior vaccination history, with an interval of 4-6 weeks between doses.


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