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How can the polio vaccine work?

How can the polio vaccine work?

Stimulating immunity: The vaccine prevents spread of the poliovirus from the gastrointestinal tract to the nervous system where paralytic disease develops. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Ipv (Definition)

Some people who get IPV get a sore spot where the shot was given. The vaccine used today has never been known to cause any serious problems, and most people don't have any problems at all with it. However, a vaccine, like any medicine, could cause serious problems, such as a severe allergic reaction. The risk of a polio shot causing serious harm, or ...Read more


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Rotary pushes the polio vaccine?

Polio Vaccine: Rotary clubs efforts to eradicate polio from this world have been very successful as cases of polio in countries like india has almost been wiped out due to vaccination. ...Read more

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How does the polio vaccine work?

How does the polio vaccine work?

Immune response: All vaccines expose the body's immune system to viral protein or an attenuated strain of the virus, neither of which cause illness. The immune system reacts against the new protein and you become immunized by a defense cell memory of that protein which prevents infection in the future. Polio vaccine works in the same way. ...Read more

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Where can you get a polio vaccine?

Where can you get a polio vaccine?

Pediatricians/Health: Polio vaccine is available in any Pediatrician's office and your Health Department Clinic Most Internist do not have it as the vaccine is only given before 6 years of age ...Read more

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How long will polio vaccine last ?

How long will polio vaccine last ?

Lifelong: Polio vaccine is given in a schedule at 2,4,15 and 48 months of age. After that no more polio vaccines are given. It can be expected that at time you have life long immunity(after age 18 years) and do not need to be re-vaccinated. It is recommended that adults who travel to areas where polio is prevalent get vaccinated again. ...Read more

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How much does the polio vaccine cost?

VariesFromAreaToArea: Depends where you live For Pediatric patients it is available free of charge at Health DepartmentClinics.And at Pediatrician's office for only small Administration charge less than 15 dollars Otherwise it can cost anywhere from 60 to120 dollars ...Read more

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Where can you get polio vaccine for adults?

Where can you get polio vaccine for adults?

Travelers clinic: You may be able to get polio vaccine from your doctor or at a travelers clinic ...Read more

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When did jonas salks test the polio vaccine?

When did jonas salks test the polio vaccine?

Polio: Started in 1948 & rewarded for discovery in 1955. ...Read more

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How many shots are there in the polio vaccine series?

Four: The primary series for polio consists of four doses of trivalent, inactivated polio vaccine given at 2, 4, and 12-18 months followed by the fourth at 4-6 years. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Ehman
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Poliomyelitis (Definition)

Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that often affects nerves. It can produce either a partial or complete inability to move (paralysis). The virus that causes the disease can be spread through person-to-person contact as well as through contact with infected bodily substances. The polio vaccine is a ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more