Polio vaccination : what everyone should know
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Polio vaccination : what everyone should know

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      CDC recommends that children get polio vaccine to protect against polio, or poliomyelitis. Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is the only polio vaccine that has been given in the United States since 2000. IPV is given by shot in the leg or arm, depending on the patient’s age. Oral polio vaccine (OPV) is used in other countries.

      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.

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      Who Should Get the Polio Vaccine? (Includes accelerated schedule for children) -- Who Should Not Get the Polio Vaccine? -- What are the Types of Polio Vaccine? -- How Well Does Polio Vaccine Work? -- What are the Possible Side Effects of Polio Vaccine? -- What are the Childcare and School Vaccine Requirements? -- How Can Parents Pay for Polio Vaccine? -- Educational Materials .
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