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May a child get sick after taking oral polio vaccine?

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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.
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