What Is Polio?
- Mild fever
- Sore throat
- Abdominal pain
What Is the Polio Vaccine?
Who Should Get Vaccinated and When?
- People traveling to areas of the world where polio is common
- Laboratory workers who handle the polio virus
- Healthcare workers who treat patients who may have polio
What Are the Risks Associated With the Polio Vaccine?
Who Should Not Get Vaccinated?
- Are allergic to the medicines neomycin , streptomycin , or polymyxin B
- Have had an allergic reaction to a previous polio vaccine
- Are very ill (wait until you recover before getting the vaccine)
What Other Ways Can Polio Be Prevented Besides Vaccination?
What Happens in the Event of an Outbreak?
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
Vaccine and Immunizations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/
Model insert: oral polio vaccine for children. World Health Organization website. Available at: http://www.who.int/immunization%5Fstandards/vaccine%5Fquality/insert%5Fopv%5F2002.pdf . Updated September 2002. Accessed November 30, 2012.
Polio disease in short. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/polio/in-short-both.htm#trans . Updated February 28, 2011. Accessed November 30, 2012.
Polio vaccine. American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/healthy/vaccines/333.html . Updated December 2010. Accessed November 30, 2012.
Polio vaccine: What you need to know. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-ipv.pdf . Updated November 8, 2011. Accessed November 30, 2012.
10/30/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php : Prymula R, Siegrist C, Chlibek R, et al. Effect of prophylactic paracetamol administration at time of vaccination on febrile reactions and antibody responses in children: two open-label, randomised controlled trials. Lancet . 2009;374(9698):1339.
11/9/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php : Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Updated recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding routine poliovirus vaccination. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep . 2009;58(30):829-830.
1/19/2010 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php : Recommended immunization schedules for persons aged 0 Through 18 years—United States, 2010. MMWR . 2010;58(51&52):1-4.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 11/2012 -
- Update Date: 11/26/2012 -
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