Should IPV Vaccine Be Given To Infants Who Have Received DPT-HB-HiB 3 And Polio 4?
, do babies who have been given the DPT-HB-HiB 3 and Polio 4 vaccine still have to be immunized with IPV?
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Polio vaccine is given to provide active protection against polio, a disease that can cause sufferers to experience permanent paralysis. There are 2 types of this vaccine, namely:
IPV vaccine (inactivated polio vaccine); ie vaccines given by injection into the arm or thigh muscle, containing an inactive polio virus OPV vaccine (oral polio vaccine); ie vaccines given by mouth are dripped directly into the mouth, containing visions of live polio that have been attenuated Compared to IPV, OPV vaccine is more recommended. And if your child has received the complete OPV vaccine (which is usually given in conjunction with the DPT, HB, and HiB vaccine when the baby is 0, 2, 3, 4 months, and a booster dose at 18 months), then he no longer has to be vaccinated IPV. However, the conditions are different if the OPV vaccine that your child gets is incomplete.
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