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If i'm positive for (ebv) should I get a polio vaccine to work as an emt? Or could there be a way around that?
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Get all immunization
You should get all your immunizations up to date to work as an EMT, since you will potentially be exposed to the variety of infections.

In brief: Get all immunization
You should get all your immunizations up to date to work as an EMT, since you will potentially be exposed to the variety of infections.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Randolph Thomas
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If getting the polio vaccine is a requirement of work i see no reason not to get it if you are positive for epstein barr virus.
Most adults are ebv positive. Most adults vaccinated for polio as kids don't require vaccination in adulthood. Some require it because of occupational exposure or chronic disease. The vaccine you will be getting is the ipv. It is not a live virus and is a mild vaccine.

In brief: Yes
If getting the polio vaccine is a requirement of work i see no reason not to get it if you are positive for epstein barr virus.
Most adults are ebv positive. Most adults vaccinated for polio as kids don't require vaccination in adulthood. Some require it because of occupational exposure or chronic disease. The vaccine you will be getting is the ipv. It is not a live virus and is a mild vaccine.
Dr. Randolph Thomas
Dr. Randolph Thomas
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: One polio booster
For adults, the recommendation is 1 polio booster shot for people with higher risk of exposure (the shot is not alive, compared to the oral vaccine that is a live virus).
Nobody wants to catch polio, which can paralyze you for life. Ebv is very common, and many people have caught it by adulthood. Having ebv is not related to whether or not a person should get any of the usual vaccinations.

In brief: One polio booster
For adults, the recommendation is 1 polio booster shot for people with higher risk of exposure (the shot is not alive, compared to the oral vaccine that is a live virus).
Nobody wants to catch polio, which can paralyze you for life. Ebv is very common, and many people have caught it by adulthood. Having ebv is not related to whether or not a person should get any of the usual vaccinations.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Why?
Weren't you vaccinated against polio in childhood?

In brief: Why?
Weren't you vaccinated against polio in childhood?
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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