Recommended for adult travelers who HAVE RECEIVED A PRIMARY SERIES with either inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) or oral polio vaccine (OPV) as a child. They should receive another dose of IPV before departure. For previously vaccinated adults, a single lifetime booster dose as an adult with IPV is sufficient to boost immunity.

The cost for a Polio Booster (IPV) is $50

Adults who are unvaccinated, incompletely vaccinated, or whose vaccination status is unknown should receive two doses of IPV administered at an interval of 4–8 weeks; a third dose should be administered 6–12 months after the second.

Vaccination is recommended for all travelers to polio-endemic or epidemic areas, INCLUDING countries with recent proven WPV circulation and NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES. As of September 2008, these areas include some but not all countries in Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Although poliovirus transmission has been interrupted in much of the world, transmission of wild poliovirus does continue and creates an ongoing risk for the importation of wild poliovirus into previously polio-free regions. If importations of poliovirus occurs, outbreaks of poliomyelitis may develop, especially in areas with low vaccination coverage and poor sanitation. As a result, high levels of vaccination coverage must be maintained.[17]

As of 2008, polio remains endemic in four countries: Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan.[5]

The vaccine specialist will check the latest recommendations on the CDC web site when you visit our office.

Link to CDC page: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2010/chapter-2/poliomyelitis.aspx

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Travel vaccines are in high demand as mission groups, vacationing families, research teams, student groups and individuals plan travel outside of the United States. Travel Vaccinations are The Shot Nurse's specialty! Our specialists will consult with you about what is needed for your trip abroad including the hard to find yellow fever vaccine with documentation. You'll even receive a complimentary prescription for Malaria medication during your trip! Click here to view our extensive travel vaccination page.

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