Polio immunization

Routine vaccination

  • Birth dose of OPV usually does not lead to VAPP.
  • OPV in place of IPV, if IPV is unfeasible, minimum 3 doses.
  • Additional doses of OPV on all SlAs.
  • IPV: Minimum age – 6 weeks.
  • IPV: 2 instead of 3 doses can be also used if primary series started at 8 weeks and the interval between the doses is kept 8 weeks
  • No child should leave your facility without polio immunization (IPV or OPV), if indicated by the schedule!!

Catch up vaccination

  •  IPV catch-up schedule: 2 doses at 2 months apart followed by a booster after 6 months of previous dose.

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