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After infant receives her first dose of oral polio vaccine, the nurse explains to her parents the side effex?

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Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Oral vaccine rare: Most doctors use ipv which is injectable. The administering office will give a handout that is for the specific vaccine. Nurses will often explain what to expect and doctors usually review understanding of vaccination and answer your questions.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Every time: Discussion of the vaccine is routine every time any are given, unless you decline the information.You are also supposed to sign off (initial) documentation that you have reviewed any handouts and received the information.If this does not occur you need to speak to the doc about it.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

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