poliovirus vaccine - injection, Ipol
GENERIC NAME: POLIOVIRUS VACCINE - INJECTION (POE-lee-oh)
BRAND NAME(S): Ipol
USES: This medication is a vaccine. It is used to prevent a certain virus infection (polio). It is usually given to infants and children as part of routine immunization. It may also be given to adults at high risk for polio infection (such as before travel to countries where polio is common). Severe infection with polio may damage nerve cells, causing an inability to move (paralysis) in part of the body (such as the legs, arms, breathing muscles). This vaccine works by increasing the body's natural defense (immunity) against the polio virus.Like any vaccine, this vaccine may not fully protect against infection, and it will not help if you already have the virus.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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