Polio vaccines are the vaccines that are employed to avert the rates of poliomyelitis. Two kinds of polio vaccines are available. The first one deploys inactivated poliovirus and is offered via injection and the other one utilizes weakened poliovirus which is offered through mouth. It has been found that it is quite secure to use the inactivated polio vaccines. At times what happens, at the site of injection, mild redness or pain occurs.
On the contrary, the oral polio vaccines lead to vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis in about three per million doses. It has been observed that the chances for a person to get paralyze after a polio infection are quite few. However, both are generally considered as safe to give at the time of pregnancy and to those who have HIV/AIDS. Recommendations by World Health Organization states that all the children around the world should be vaccinated against polio.
It is said that these two categories of vaccines have contributed largely in eradicating polio from majority of the parts in the world that has in turn decreased the number of cases. Market size on the basis of application spans Pediatric, and Adult. Among both of them, the pediatrics segment is likely to obtain the largest share in the market, the reason being increase in the number of awareness programs for raising awareness regarding vaccination.
Market size on the basis of geography spans North America, China, Europe, Japan, India, and Southeast Asia. As far as the geography is concerned, North American is currently leading the market, the reason being initiatives laid down by the government for encouraging the adoption of immunization against diseases like influenza and HPV.
Target Audience of the global polio vaccines market include Vaccine Manufacturers, Clinical Laboratories, Vaccine Associations, Vaccine Research Institutes, Group Purchasing Organizations (GPOs), Vaccine Raw Material Suppliers, Immunization Centers, Research and Consulting Firms, Vaccine Product Distributors, Vaccine Development Institutes and Organizations, Hospitals and Laboratories, and Biotechnology and Biopharmaceutical Companies. Major companies operating in the global polio vaccines market include Emergent BioSolutions, Inc, Astellas Pharma Inc, CSL Limited, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, MedImmune, LLC, Merck & Co, Pfizer, Sanofi Pasteur, and Serum Institute India Pvt. Ltd.
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