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What type of polio vaccine is given in the usa for prevention of poliomyelitis?

What type of polio vaccine is given in the usa for prevention of poliomyelitis?

Injected/killed: The live weakened oral polio vaccine was the USA standard from the late early 60's until the early 90's. There was a low, but real risk of polio (1/1-2 million doses) with the oral vaccine that was not present with the enhanced injected vaccine. By the late 90's, the oral polio vaccine was not available to most physicians and the injected became the standard. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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What type of vaccine is the polio vaccine?

What type of vaccine is the polio vaccine?

The current polio: Vaccine in the usa is an inactivated (killed) virus vaccine. ...Read more

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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

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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

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What polio vaccine do we use in the united states today?

Enhanced inactvaed: The earliest inactivated vaccine was tested in 1952 and licensed in '55.It was replaced by an oral vaccine in the early 60's until the enhanced inactivated vaccine was licensed in 1987.Today the oral vaccine is still used inn the third. ...Read more

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Who first created a polio vaccine? Do we still need that vaccine?

Who first created a polio vaccine? Do we still need that vaccine?

March 26, 1953, Dr.: Jonas Salk announced his killed injectable polio vaccine. Tested against placebo on 2 million kids in '54, it was released in April, '55. From '63-'99, the U.S. used Dr. Albert Sabin's 1962 live oral vaccine. It's still used where polio is endemic. The U.S. has used the Salk vaccine since 2000. My dad, a doctor, didn't let us play outside during the summer of '52 polio epidemic. Unforgettable. ...Read more

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Why haven't I heard any more criticism of the original polio vaccine?

Little more to say : There were some cases of polio early on (the cutter incident) and mostly theoretical issues with sv40 contamination but the original killed polio vaccine stopped paralytic polio in its tracks. ...Read more

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He was supposed to take 3rd polio vaccine (at 9 months_ on 4th Nov, but he received it 10 days before. is there a problem, and when is the next shot?

IPV schedule: As long as at least 4 weeks had passed between the second and third polio doses, the last dose is valid. The fourth dose of IPV must be given on or AFTER the 4th birthday. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the polio vaccine sugar cube?

Early oral vaccine: The oral polio vaccine first broadly uses in the us in the 1960's.It was common to have large community events where the OPV drops were placed on a sugar cube & given to a recipient. With 1 case of OPV associated polio/2.4 million doses, the OPV was replaced in 1998 by an injected vaccine which has no associated cases. The oral preparation is still used in some parts of the world. ...Read more

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Why is the oral polio vaccine better than the shot?

Depends on the area: The oral (live weakened) vaccine is still used in the third world because of ease of use & some beneficial local impact.Infants or adults will pass vaccine virus in their stool for weeks & secondary passage thru poor hygiene boosts immunity in the local contacts. A 1per 2million dose risk of polio from the oral vaccine made it too risky in our population where polio is so rare. ...Read more

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Is there any reason to get the polio vaccine again?

Polio vaccine: Incompletely immunized children and adults should receive remaining doses of polio vaccine as required for protection against the disease. ...Read more

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May a child get sick after taking oral polio vaccine?

May a child get sick after taking oral polio vaccine?

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. ...Read more

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Why is the oral polio vaccine better than another form?

See below:: Opv is better at stopping the spread of the virus to others, but now that wild (natural) polio has been eliminated from the western hemisphere, this advantage is no longer a consideration in the United States. Ipv has been used exclusively in the United States since 2000. However, in other countries where wild polio is still a threat, OPV is still used. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Ehman
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Poliomyelitis (Definition)

Poliomyelitis or polio is a serious infectious disease. It is transmitted person to person by oral- fecal route or contaminated water or food. It can cause serious paralysis in infected persons. There is no cure for polio, it can be prevented by polio vaccination. Polio has nearly been eradicated ...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