It's up on their website, as was reported by the Associated Press.Where did they say it? I want to see them saying it, not someone saying that they said it, where is the joint statement?
WHO, UNICEF and partners support Philippine Department of Health’s polio outbreak response
"...OPV contains an attenuated (weakened) form of the virus, activating an immune response in the body. When a child is immunized with OPV, the weakened virus replicates in the intestine for a limited period, thereby developing immunity by building up antibodies. During this time, the virus is also excreted in their faeces. In areas where there is inadequate sanitation and hygiene, the excreted weakened virus can spread in the immediate community before eventually dying out.
If a population is not sufficiently immunized, the weakened virus can continue to circulate. The longer it is allowed to survive, the more changes it undergoes. In rare instances, the virus can change to a vaccine-derived poliovirus (VDPV), a form that has regained the ability to cause paralysis.
The polio outbreak in the Philippines is confirmed to be from a circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2. This is of particular concern, as wild poliovirus type 2 was certified as globally eradicated in 2015. Poorly conducted immunization activities, when too few children have received the required three doses of polio vaccine, leave them susceptible to poliovirus, either from vaccine-derived or wild polioviruses. Full immunization protects them from both forms of the virus."
As above.VDPV hasnt been used in vaccines for more than 2 decades lmao. And polio vaccines protects against VDPV strains too. Your own sources are cucking you.
Sorry Manama, I get that you don't like hearing about this, but there it is. That's them officially saying so.