poliovaccination

What is polio vaccination?


Today, children in the United States routinely get vaccines that protect them from more than a dozen diseases such as measles, polio and tetanus. Most of these diseases are now at their lowest levels in history, thanks to years of immunization. Children must get at least some vaccines before they may attend school. Vaccines help make you immune to serious diseases without getting sick first. Without a vaccine, you must actually get a disease in order to become immune to the germ that causes it. Vaccines work best when they are given at certain ages. For example, children don't receive measles vaccine until they are at least one year old. If it is given earlier it might not work as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publishes a schedule for childhood vaccines.

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Centers for Disease Control. Diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis: Recommendations for vaccine use and other preventive measures -- Recommendations of the Immunization Practices Advisory Committee (ACIP). MMWR 1991,40(RR-10):1-28. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Diphtheria. In: Atkinson W and Wolfe C, eds. Epidemiology and prevention of vaccine-preventable diseases. 7th ed. Atlanta, GA: Public Health Foundation, 2002:39-48. Bisgard KM, Hardy I, Popovic T, et al. Respiratory diphtheria...

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Polio Vaccination

Polio vaccine info for parents, public, and healthcare professionals.

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Polio vaccine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Two polio vaccines are used throughout the world to combat poliomyelitis (or polio). The first was developed by Jonas Salk and first tested in 1952. ...

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Polio Vaccine -- familydoctor.org

Learn about polio and how the polio vaccine can help you child from getting polio.

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Polio Vaccine Questions and Answers

By 1963, this oral vaccine had been improved to include protection against three strains of polio and was licensed as "trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine" ...

NIP: Vacc/Polio/FAQs hcp

May 3, 2004 ... Vaccines: Frequently Asked Clinical Questions on Polio Vaccine: Vaccine handling, storage and injection technique related.

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PEDIARIX [Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Adsorbed, Hepatitis B (Recombinant) and Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine Combined] is a noninfectious, sterile, multivalent vaccine for intramuscular administration manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals. It contains diphtheria and tetanus toxoids, 3 pertussis antigens (inactivated pertussis toxin [PT] and formaldehyde-treated filamentous hemagglutinin [FHA] and pertactin [69 kiloDalton outer membrane protein]), hepatitis B surface antigen, plus poliovirus Type 1 (Mahoney), Type 2 (MEF-1), and Type 3 (Saukett). The diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid, and pertussis antigens are the same as those in INFANRIX (Diphtheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Adsorbed). The hepatitis B surface antigen is the same as that in ENGERIX-B [Hepatitis B Vaccine (Recombinant)]. PEDIARIX is indicated for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), all known subtypes of hepatitis B virus, and poliomyelitis caused by poliovirus Types 1, 2, and 3 as a three-dose primary series in infants born of HBsAg-negative mothers, beginning as early as 6 weeks of age. PEDIARIX should not be administered to any infant before the age of 6 weeks, or to individuals 7 years of age or older.

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UNICEF - Pakistan - Polio vaccination effort reaches children in ...

Polio vaccination effort reaches children in Pakistan ... Pakistan is one of four countries in the world where polio remains endemic. ...

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Polio Facts

Before the availability of polio immunization, polio was common worldwide. However, with strong immunization programs and efforts to rid the world of polio, ...

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Polio
Polio is a contagious viral illness that in its most severe form causes paralysis, difficulty breathing and sometimes death.

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Poliomyelitis
Poliomyelitis is a viral disease that can affect nerves and can lead to partial or full paralysis.

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Polio Vaccine
Polio is a disease caused by a virus. It enters a child's (or adult's) body through the mouth. Sometimes it does not cause serious illness. But sometimes it causes paralysis (can't move arm or leg). It can kill people who get it, usually by paralyzing the muscles that help them breathe.

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Cervical cancer vaccination
Since September 2008 there has been a national programme to vaccinate girls aged 12-13 against human papilloma virus (HPV).

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Polio immunization
Polio immunization protects against poliomyelitis, a severe disease that leads to the loss of movement. The vaccine contains an inactive (dead) form of the polio virus. It is called an inactivated polio vaccine, or IPV. It cannot cause polio.

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Polio and post polio syndrome
In the UK, the last case of a natural polio infection was in 1982. Since then, cases of polio have only occurred because they have been imported from parts of the world where polio is still a problem. The last case of polio which came from overseas was in 1993.

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Influenza vaccination
If you think you need a seasonal flu vaccination (see Who should have it), check with your doctor, nurse or local pharmacist.

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Post-polio syndrome
Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that some people who had polio at a young age may experience years later.

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Pentacel
Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (also known as DTaP) combined with inactivated poliovirus and Haemophilus B conjugate vaccine (also known as IPV and Hib) is a combination vaccine that is given to protect against infections caused by diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), pertussis (whooping cough), poliovirus, and Haemophilus influenzae type b. The vaccine works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against these diseases. This vaccine is only given to infants and children who are 6 weeks to 4 years of age, and is given before the child's 5th birthday .

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Diphtheria, Tetanus, Acellular Pertussis, Polio Vaccine
Diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (also known as DTaP) combined with inactivated poliovirus vaccine (also known as IPV) is a combination vaccine that is given to protect against infections caused by diphtheria, tetanus (lockjaw), pertussis (whooping cough), and poliovirus. The vaccine works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against these diseases. This vaccine is given only to children who are 4 to 6 years of age, and is given before the child's 7th birthday .

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Pediarix
Diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine (also known as DTP vaccine) combined with hepatitis B and poliovirus vaccine (also known as HepB and IPV) is a combination immunizing agent used to prevent illness caused by diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, and poliovirus. The vaccine works by causing the body to produce its own protection (antibodies) against these diseases.

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