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can oral polio vaccine be given to a child while the mom is still pregnant with another baby?

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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: There have been concerns that oral polio vaccine containing live virus is inadvertently given to an immunodeficient chlld or to a child who potentially infect immunocompromised household contact. Therefore, no oral polio vaccine is used in routine immunization in us.
Answered on Apr 18, 2013
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: But we do not use the oral vaccine anymore. When we did, it is important to know that the mom had been previously immunized.
Answered on Jul 20, 2014

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