Greater Manchester’s polio vaccine uptake stands at more than 95 per cent. The figures come as the UK Health Security Agency has declared a ‘national incident’ after it has repeatedly detected the polio virus between closely linked individuals and extended family in London's sewage works.
Health experts are warning the NHS as the discovery has been declared a national incident by the UKHSA. The last community outbreak in Britain was in the 1970s but health officials insist the current risk to the population is low.
In Greater Manchester, the uptake of the polio vaccine is 95.1 per cent at five-years-old. Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus that can spread from person to person and cause paralysis. READ MORE : Warning that UK could be on the brink of new Covid wave with virus becoming 'more dangerous' The samples in London were discovered between February and May and have continued to evolve, now being classified as ‘vaccine-derived’ poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2).Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk