Three distinct polio vaccine schedules constitute equally acceptable immunization methods, AAP leaders are asserting on the eve of federal officials implementing a new recommendation for protecting children against the disease.

The Academy's announcement follows the recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approval of a recommendation for a sequential polio immunization schedule using inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) for a child's first two doses, followed by two additional doses of oral polio vaccine (OPV).

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