Poliomyelitis (Polio)

The following content is from http://www.acvip.org by IAP Advisory Committee on Vaccines & Immunization Practices.Original Article – http://acvip.org/parents/columns/poliomyelitis.php What is polio? Polio is an infectious disease caused by a virus that lives in the throat and intestinal tract. It can cause lifelong paralysis (can’t move parts of the body), and it can be deadly. What […]

Poliovirus Vaccines

What Is Polio?Polio is a viral infection that can cause permanent paralysis. IPV Immunization ScheduleThe inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) is given at ages 2 months, 4 months, 6–18 months, and 4–6 years.Using IPV eliminates the risk of developing polio after receiving the live oral polio vaccine. Why Is the IPV Vaccine Recommended?The vaccine offers protection […]