What Is Polio?
- Mild fever
- Sore throat
- Abdominal pain
What Is the Polio Vaccine?
Who Should Get Vaccinated and When?
- People traveling to areas of the world where polio is common
- Laboratory workers who handle the polio virus
- Healthcare workers who treat patients who may have polio
What Are the Risks Associated With the Polio Vaccine?
Who Should Not Get Vaccinated?
- Are allergic to the medicines neomycin, streptomycin, or polymyxin B
- Have had an allergic reaction to a previous polio vaccine
- Are very ill
What Other Ways Can Polio Be Prevented Besides Vaccination?
What Happens in the Event of an Outbreak?
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?
American Academy of Family Physicians http://familydoctor.org
Vaccine and Immunizations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://www.cdc.gov
Model insert: oral polio vaccine for children. World Health Organization website. Available at: http://www.who.int/immunization%5Fstandards/vaccine%5Fquality/insert%5Fopv%5F2002.pdf. Updated September 2002. Accessed June 5, 2013.
Polio disease in short. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/polio/in-short-both.htm#trans. Updated February 28, 2011. Accessed June 5, 2013.
Polio vaccine. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/kids/vaccines/polio-vaccine.html. Updated December 2010. Accessed June 5, 2013.
Polio vaccine: What you need to know. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. Available at: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-ipv.pdf. Updated November 8, 2011. Accessed June 5, 2013.
Poliomyelitis. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us. Updated May 3, 2013. Accessed June 5, 2013.
10/30/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us: Prymula R, Siegrist C, Chlibek R, et al. Effect of prophylactic paracetamol administration at time of vaccination on febrile reactions and antibody responses in children: two open-label, randomised controlled trials. Lancet . 2009;374(9698):1339.
11/9/2009 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Updated recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) regarding routine poliovirus vaccination. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2009;58(30):829-830.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 06/2013
- Update Date: 05/11/2013