U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 32-year-old member asked:

May a child get sick after taking oral polio vaccine?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Very Rarely: The oral polio vaccine is the live polio vaccine that was previously given in the usa and is still used widly throughout the world, particularly in areas with significant problems with the wild polio virus. It is highly effective. In rare cases, the administration of OPV results in vaccine-associated paralysis associated with the reversion of the vaccine strains to the wild poliovirus profile.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 29-year-old member asked:
Is there any reason to get the polio vaccine again?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
A 30-year-old member asked:
Why is the oral polio vaccine better than another form?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
Where can you get a polio vaccine?
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
Where can you get polio vaccine for adults?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Jun 10, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.