A member asked:

I want to travel to places and i know you need to get vaccines if i get the vaccines does that keep me safe from catching things like polio and stuff like that how do you catch polio and how good does the vaccines work i want to go to italy?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Vaccines target specific diseases & differ with each. You most likely had polio vaccines as a kid in the US and are not considered at risk. For covid, you need the vaccine if you want to be protected. Recent data cite the risk of ICU level care for fully vaccinated breakthrough covid cases is 1/28,000. Some travel locations have different vaccine needs. Go to www.cdc.gov/travel for info.

Answered Aug 22, 2021

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