poliovirus vaccine


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po·li·o·vi·rus vac·cine

(pō'lē-ō-vī'rŭs vak-sēn')
1. Inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV), an aqueous suspension of inactivated strains of poliomyelitis virus (types 1, 2, and 3) used by injection.
2. Oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV), an aqueous suspension of live, attenuated strains of poliomyelitis virus (types 1, 2, and 3) given orally for active immunization against poliomyelitis.
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National coverage levels for the third dose of poliovirus vaccine (Pol3) delivered through routine immunization services by age 12 months have been <60% since 2002, * with lower rates in northern states.
This includes addressing the shortage-driven need for easy-to-use, fractional dose Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (fIPV) intradermal delivery systems.
Current Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations specify 4 doses of trivalent inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) at ages 2 months, 4 months, 6-18 months, and 4-6 years.
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"Long-term visitors (those staying in Pakistan for more than four weeks) should receive a dose of oral polio vaccine (OPV) or inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) four weeks to 12 months prior to travel to Pakistan," he advised.
According to the World Health Organizations' (WHO) restrictions, it will be mandatory for all residents and long-term visitors (over 4 weeks) from Pakistan, Cameroon and Syria to receive a dose of Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) or Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV) between 4 weeks and 12 months prior to international travel.
The government is required to ensure that all residents and long-term visitors receive a dose of OPV or inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) between 4 weeks and 12 months prior to international ravel.
Because of the success of poliovirus vaccine, poliomyelitis, once one of the most feared
There have been reports of adverse side effects from immunization, but many of these adverse effects occurred when vaccine technologies were very new, as was the case for the first poliovirus vaccine, or when vaccines were employed too hastily, as was the case for the swine flu vaccine of the mid-1970s.
The patient, a 10-month-old boy, was born at term on October 28, 2010; X-linked immunodeficiency syndrome was diagnosed after he received 3 scheduled doses of polio vaccine (1 OPV dose at birth and 2 inactivated poliovirus vaccine doses at 10 and 14 weeks).
Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (NYSE: SNY), a diversified healthcare company, announced on Friday that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) has approved the company's standalone Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV) against acute flaccid poliomyelitis (IMOVAX POLIO).
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