What is polio?
A virus that spreads from person to person that can cause paralysis due to invasion of the brain and spine. Symptoms to be aware of are loss of reflexes and mobility, sever muscle aches, and flaccid paralysis.
Dosage & Instructions
High-risk adults that have never been vaccinated should receive 3 doses. The second dose should follow the first 1-2 months later and the third dose 6-12 months after the second. Adults that have been partially vaccinated can make up for the missed vaccines at any time. Adults that have received all 3 doses can receive a 1-lifetime booster if at high risk.
An immunization record is highly suggested for proper dosing and proof of vaccination.
Most people experience long-term protection with the completion of a course.
The Polio vaccine is effective in preventing the illness which is a potentially life-threatening disease that can infect a person’s spinal cord, leading to paralysis. Most people are vaccinated against polio as children.
Routine immunization: travel vaccination is also recommended for visits to high-risk regions.
It is recommended that children 2 months and older get the vaccine as well as health care workers and international travelers – especially if you’re visiting Afghanistan and Pakistan.
If you are traveling to these areas or feel like you are at risk, be sure to schedule your consultation today using the button in the image below.