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When should my child get the poliovirus vaccine?

Your child should get the inactivated poliovirus vaccine for protection against the virus that causes polio, a highly infectious disease that invades the nervous system and can quickly lead to paralysis.

The timing of the poliovirus vaccination for children age 0-6 years is:
  • first dose given at 2 months
  • second dose given at 4 months
  • third dose given between 6 and 18 months
  • fourth dose given between 4 and 6 years
A catch-up series is given at age 7 to 18 years.

Talk with your healthcare professional for further guidance.

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