Football stars compete to help eradicate polio — Precision Vaccinations

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World Cup winners, Olympic champions and celebrities will unite for the world’s greatest football game to ensure that no child is paralyzed by the polio virus again.

Usain Bolt, Damian Lewis, Carli Lloyd and Andriy Shevchenko are among the celebrities who will star in Soccer Aid for UNICEF as an England XI take on the Soccer Aid World XI in London on June 12, 2022.

Founded by Robbie Williams in 2006, Soccer Aid for UNICEF raises funds to give children the best start in life.

Poliomyelitis is a vaccine-preventable disease, but funding is needed to continue fighting outbreaks.

This year, every donation to Soccer Aid for UNICEF – up to £4million – is matched by The Power of Nutrition, which helps support the health and nutrition of children around the world. So you will make double the difference.

Through public donations, they will raise funds to help UNICEF provide vaccines, fight malnutrition and provide safe spaces to protect children.

The polio program is co-hosting its 2022-2026 Strategy Commitment Moment with Germany in October at the 2022 World Health Summit, when donors and governments commit the $4.8 billion needed to Fully fund polio vaccinations.

Thanks to the GPEI 2022-2026 strategy, poliovirus is endemic in only two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

However, polio cases have been reported in countries like Israel, Mozambique and the state of Eritrea in 2022.

Eritrea, located in northeast Africa, reported its first case of circulating type 2 vaccine-derived poliovirus last week, prompting the country to declare a national public health emergency.

To alert international travelers of their potential polio risks, the US CDC issued Alert – Level 2, Practice Enhanced Precautions advisories in late March 2022.

The CDC suggests that people be fully vaccinated before traveling to polio-endemic areas.

Since 2000, an inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine is often administered in the United States.

But different polio vaccines are allowed, which can contain one, a combination of two or all three different poliovirus serotypes in a single vaccination.

Additional news about the polio outbreak is posted at

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