Quick Answer: Why Polio Vaccine Is Given Again And Again?

Is it OK to have polio vaccine twice?

Yes.

Getting an extra dose of vaccine when an immunization history is unknown is not harmful.

It is better to ensure protection by getting the vaccine than risk leaving your child unprotected.

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How often should polio vaccine be given?

CDC recommends that children get four doses of polio vaccine. They should get one dose at each of the following ages: 2 months old, 4 months old, 6 through 18 months old, and 4 through 6 years old.

Where did polio originally come from?

1894, first outbreak of polio in epidemic form in the U.S. occurs in Vermont, with 132 cases. 1908, Karl Landsteiner and Erwin Popper identify a virus as the cause of polio by transmitting the disease to a monkey.

Does polio vaccine last a lifetime?

Higher-risk adults who have had one or two doses of polio vaccine in the past should get the remaining one or two doses. It doesn’t matter how long it has been since the earlier dose(s). Higher-risk adults who have had three or more doses of polio vaccine in the past may get a lifetime booster dose of IPV.

Why is polio vaccination being done repeatedly?

There is no risk of overdose, fully immunized children receiving extra doses of OPV will receive extra protection against polio. The vaccine is administered multiple times to ensure full protection. There is minimal risk of adverse effects from OPV.

How long is polio vaccine good for?

The last dose in either series should be given after 4 years of age and at least 6 months after the previous dose.

Can polio be cured?

The poliovirus can easily be imported into a polio-free country and can spread rapidly amongst unimmunized populations. Failure to eradicate polio could result in as many as 200 000 new cases every year, within 10 years, all over the world. There is no cure for polio, it can only be prevented.

How many polio drops in a year?

Polio immunization is a cost free service available at the Government health facilities for your child. Two polio drops are administered along with Routine Immunization at government health facilities and during NIDs/SNIDs for you and your child’s convenience.

Can you get polio even if vaccinated?

Can the IPV vaccine cause polio? No, the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) cannot cause paralytic polio because it contains killed virus only.

How is polio passed?

Poliovirus only infects people. It enters the body through the mouth and spreads through: Contact with the feces (poop) of an infected person. Droplets from a sneeze or cough of an infected person (less common).

Which vaccine is given at birth?

All babies should get the first shot of hepatitis B vaccine within first 12 hours after birth. This shot acts as a safety net, reducing the risk of getting the disease from you or family members who may not know they are infected with hepatitis B.

What is the purpose of polio drops?

The action of oral polio vaccine (OPV) is two-pronged. OPV produces antibodies in the blood (‘humoral’ or serum immunity) to all three types of poliovirus, and in the event of infection, this protects the individual against polio paralysis by preventing the spread of poliovirus to the nervous system.

What if polio vaccine is missed?

A. Polio vaccines are of two kinds, oral and injectable. If injectable has been given but you have missed the oral, you can go to a hospital and give that one as well. Both are important and have to be given.

At what age polio vaccine is given?

A primary series of three IPV doses should be administered, beginning at 2 months of age. If the primary series begins earlier (e.g. with a 6-, 10- and 14-week schedule), a booster dose should be administered after an interval of at least 6 months (four- dose IPV schedule).

Can polio drops be given twice in a month?

If you have never been vaccinated against polio, you should get three doses of IPV: The first dose at any time. The second dose 1 to 2 months later. The third dose 6 to 12 months after the second.