Teams Strive to Immunize Against Polio in Nigeria

The oral polio vaccine is administered to a Nigerian child.

The oral polio vaccine is administered to a Nigerian child. Brenda Wilson, NPR hide caption

itoggle caption Brenda Wilson, NPR

The World Health Organization has started a five-nation polio vaccination campaign in an effort to rid the world of the disease. This renewed effort comes after Nigerian officials boycotted the vaccine last year, causing polio resurgences in neighboring countries.

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