Question: How Many Times Can We Give Polio Drops?

Where did polio originally come from?

1894, first outbreak of polio in epidemic form in the U.S.

occurs in Vermont, with 132 cases.

1908, Karl Landsteiner and Erwin Popper identify a virus as the cause of polio by transmitting the disease to a monkey..

Can polio drops be given in fever?

You can still receive a vaccine if you have a minor cold. In the case of a more severe illness with a fever or any type of infection, wait until you get better before receiving this vaccine.

When did they stop giving polio vaccine?

OPV was recommended for use in the United States for almost 40 years, from 1963 until 2000. The results have been miraculous: Polio was eliminated from the United States in 1979 and from the Western Hemisphere in 1991. Since 2000, only IPV is recommended to prevent polio in the United States.

Is it OK to have polio vaccine twice?

Yes. Getting an extra dose of vaccine when an immunization history is unknown is not harmful. It is better to ensure protection by getting the vaccine than risk leaving your child unprotected. You may be able to locate your child’s record if you have lost it.

What happens if polio drops given twice?

Is there any risk of overdose in case of multiple vaccination? There is no risk of overdose, fully immunized children receiving extra doses of OPV will receive extra protection against polio. The vaccine is administered multiple times to ensure full protection. There is minimal risk of adverse effects from OPV.

What is the age limit for polio drops?

Therefore, the upper age for OPV is still 5 years, either for the first dose or for the ‘umpteenth’ dose. These days, I cannot say what is the last dose since some 4-year-old children may receive up to 17-19 doses in the States in which 4 doses are being given in campaigns.

What is the purpose of polio drops?

The action of oral polio vaccine (OPV) is two-pronged. OPV produces antibodies in the blood (‘humoral’ or serum immunity) to all three types of poliovirus, and in the event of infection, this protects the individual against polio paralysis by preventing the spread of poliovirus to the nervous system.

Can polio drops be given twice in a month?

If you have never been vaccinated against polio, you should get three doses of IPV: The first dose at any time. The second dose 1 to 2 months later. The third dose 6 to 12 months after the second.

How long is polio vaccine good for?

The last dose in either series should be given after 4 years of age and at least 6 months after the previous dose.

Is Pulse Polio necessary?

While there is no cure for polio, it can be prevented by taking vaccination at regular intervals, up to the age of 5. For this, Government of India has taken the Pulse Polio initiative to make sure that children below 5 years of age are given polio vaccine timely.

Should polio drops be given every month?

For protection, all children must be immunized against polio, with OPV every time it is offered. Polio is a proven safe vaccine. There are no side effects to OPV, and it is not harmful to take it multiple times.

How is polio passed?

Poliovirus only infects people. It enters the body through the mouth and spreads through: Contact with the feces (poop) of an infected person. Droplets from a sneeze or cough of an infected person (less common).

Why polio vaccine is given again and again?

The oral polio vaccine is effective as it not only protects the children from contracting the virus, but also prevents them from carrying the virus in their intestines. Several doses need to be given spaced apart to build sufficient immunity, especially in areas where poor nutrition can weaken immune systems.

What if polio vaccine is missed?

A. Polio vaccines are of two kinds, oral and injectable. If injectable has been given but you have missed the oral, you can go to a hospital and give that one as well. Both are important and have to be given.