Polio Vaccination: Information for Healthcare Professionals
Polio has been eliminated from the United States thanks to widespread polio vaccination in this country. Inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) is the only polio vaccine that has been given in the United States since 2000. It is given by shot in the arm or leg, depending on the person’s age. CDC recommends that children get four doses of polio vaccine.
Polio vaccination is also recommended for adults who are at greater risk for exposure to polioviruses, including international travelers, laboratory workers, and healthcare professionals.
You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary.
Six reference appendices include: vaccine minimum ages and intervals, current and discontinued vaccines, vaccine contents, foreign vaccine terms, and more.