Polio Vaccine

IPOL(Aventis)

Type:

Inactivated virus

Pregnancy risk:

None with IPOL

Breast feeding risk:

None with IPOL

Recommended for:

All travelers to developing nations

Contraindications:

Allergy to previous dose

Allergy to streptomycin, neomycin, polymyxin-B

Current moderate-severe illness

Side-Effects:

Pain and redness at injection site

Dosing:

Amount: 0.5 ml(cc)
Route: Intramuscular injection
Number of doses: Booster – 1
Primary series – 3
Schedule: Booster – once
Primary series – weeks 0, 4 and 6-12 months later

Timing:

Booster can be given anytime before trip
Primary series as described above

Can be given with other vaccines and antibiotics

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