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    Polio Vaccine

    Information about Polio Vaccine

    Polio vaccine uses

    Polio Vaccine is used to prevent Polio.

    How polio vaccine works

    Polio Vaccine contains inactivated (killed) viruses of all three poliovirus types (I, II & III). It works by provoking the the immune system to produce antibodies (proteins), without actually causing a disease. In the event of infection, these antibodies prevent the spread of the virus to the brain and protect against paralysis.

    Common side effects of polio vaccine

    Fever, Vomiting, Diarrhea
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Sakshi Sharma
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    13 Nov 2019 | 03:39 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Polio Vaccine

    • Ensure that you take further booster doses of polio vaccine after every 5 years in children and after 10 years in adults.
    • Inform your doctor before vaccination if you have blood clotting disorder or high grade fever or any acute illness as your vaccination may have to be postponed until you recover.
    • Tell your doctor if you are currently taking any immunosuppressant or if you are infected with disease that affects your immune system.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
    • Do not take if allergic to polio vaccine or any of its ingredients.
    • Do not take if having low platelet count.
    • Do not take if suffering with high grade fever or acute illness.

    Frequently asked questions for Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine

    Q. Is polio vaccine necessary?

    Yes, polio virus attacks the nervous system causing paralysis, especially of lower limbs. Polio vaccine provides protection against this virus

    Q. Does polio vaccine causes cancer, polio or autism?

    No, it is not known to cause cancer or autism. It offers protection against polio

    Q. Does polio vaccine cause fever, pain or result in scar?

    Polio vaccine may cause temporary fever or pain at injection site. It does leave any scar at injection site.

    Content on this page was last updated on 13 November, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)