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This image was captured in 2011, by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Communication Specialist, Alan Janssen, MSPH, during his tour of India, whereupon, he reviewed the communications elements of the polio eradication program in that region. Each of these children were holding up their left pinkie finger that had been marked with indelible purple ink, in order to show that they had been vaccinated against polio. On March 27, 2014, former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, and senior CDC immunization staff were present when India, along with the other 10-countries of the South East Asia Region, was certified polio-free. The country was once considered the most complex challenge to achieving global polio eradication.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Alan Janssen, MSPH
Creation Date: 2011
Photo Credit: Alan Janssen, MSPH
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