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What type of vaccine is the polio vaccine?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: The current polio

Vaccine in the usa is an inactivated (killed) virus vaccine.

In brief: The current polio

Vaccine in the usa is an inactivated (killed) virus vaccine.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: 2 types

There are two types of polio vaccines in the world.
The oral type is a live-virus vaccine, but is no longer used in the U.S. Since domestic cases of polio no longer occur (because of the success of the oral polio vaccination program). We use the "inactivated" polio vaccine, which is not alive, and is given as a shot. The shot cannot cause polio disease.

In brief: 2 types

There are two types of polio vaccines in the world.
The oral type is a live-virus vaccine, but is no longer used in the U.S. Since domestic cases of polio no longer occur (because of the success of the oral polio vaccination program). We use the "inactivated" polio vaccine, which is not alive, and is given as a shot. The shot cannot cause polio disease.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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