Imovax Polio Vaccine


Imovax Polio Vaccine is a prescription medicine. This combination of three vaccines is used to prevent Polio infection. It stimulates the immune system to act against the Polio virus to prevent Polio infections. This infection can occur in people of any age group.

Imovax Polio Vaccine is administered by healthcare professionals. It should be taken in the prescribed dose and duration. It is given during childhood.

Imovax Polio Vaccine is generally well tolerated by patients and is also safe in children and babies, however, it may cause few side effects like fever. It is important to inform your doctor if you have any kidney or liver disease.

Uses of Imovax Polio Injection

Benefits of Imovax Polio Injection

In Prevention of Polio

Polio is a life-threatening disease caused by the poliovirus. It can spread from person to person and can infect the brain and spinal cord causing paralysis (unable to move body parts). Imovax Polio Vaccine gives protection against poliovirus. It works by helping the immune system to produce antibodies to fight against the virus. It is advisable to consult your doctor for complete information regarding vaccination schedules.

Side effects of Imovax Polio Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Imovax Polio

  • Fever
  • Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)

How to use Imovax Polio Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Imovax Polio Injection works

Imovax Polio Vaccine contains inactivated (killed) viruses of all three poliovirus types (I, II & III). It works by causing your body to produce its own protection (antibodies). In the event of infection, these antibodies prevent the spread of the virus to the brain and protect against paralysis.

Safety advice

It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Imovax Polio Vaccine. Please consult your doctor.
Imovax Polio Vaccine is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
Breast feeding
Imovax Polio Vaccine is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Imovax Polio Vaccine does not usually affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Imovax Polio Vaccine in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Imovax Polio Vaccine in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Imovax Polio Injection?

If you miss a dose of Imovax Polio Vaccine, please consult your doctor.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Imovax Polio Vaccine
Polprotec Vaccine
Panacea Biotec Ltd
7% cheaper
Poliovac PFS Vaccine
Serum Institute Of India Ltd
4% cheaper

Quick tips

  • Imovax Polio Vaccine is prescribed for the prevention of polio disease.
  • Inform your doctor if you ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction after a dose of polio vaccination.
  • If you are severely ill, you should probably wait until you recover. Your doctor can advise you on this.
  • You can apply an ice pack on the injection site if you experience pain and redness. 

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Patient concerns

Didnt get polio drops in 1year Both my daughters 2 yr and 4 years respectively didnt get polio drops I need to know how many times it is necessary to give polio drops Can i give it directly to child
Dr. Rahul Yadav
Hello, oral polio drops are to be given according to vaccination schedule. Also additional doses with pulse polio days.
Lft leg very week no blood circulation Polio in i think so plz best solution for me
Vipul Aggarwal
need to be examined polio generally desnt affect at this age
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  1. Polprotec [Poliomyelitis Vaccine (Inactivated) IP]. Solan, India: panacea Biotec Ltd.; 2014. [Accessed 16 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from: External Link
  2. Poliovac PFS [Poliomyelitis Vaccine (Inactivated) IP]. Pune, India: Serum Institute of India Limited; 2014. [Accessed 16 Jul. 2019] (online) Available from: External Link

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