Together, they have helped us get to the point where we are close to eradicating polio.
We are not quite there yet though.
Infants get their first doses at two and four months and a third dose in the primary series between six and 18 months. A booster dose is give between four to six years.
More on Polio Vaccines
- Are Mutant Strains of Polio Vaccine Now Causing More Paralysis Than Wild Polio?
- The Myth That Polio Only Went Away Because They Changed the Way It Was Diagnosed
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- Ask the Experts about Polio Vaccines
- CDC – Polio Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know
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- Polio ACIP Vaccine Recommendations
- CDC – Polio Pinkbook
- FDA – IPOL (package insert)
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- FDA – Pediarix (package insert)
- FDA – Kinrix (package insert)
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- A Look at Each Vaccine : Polio
- History of the Polio Vaccines
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