IPV Polio Vaccine

The IPV vaccine is provided as an injection in the leg or arm. IPV is normally administered in 4 doses given at 2 months, 4 months, 6-18 months, and between 4-6 years of age. Additionally, adults travelling to countries still experiencing polio infections are advised to get a booster immunization.

Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. Therefore, the strategy to eradicate polio is based on preventing infection by immunizing every child to stop transmission and ultimately make the world polio free.

Is there anyone who should not get the Vaccine?

  • If the person getting the vaccine has any severe, life-threatening allergies.
    If you ever had a life-threatening allergic reaction after a dose of IPV, or have a severe allergy to any part of this vaccine, you may be advised not to get vaccinated. Ask your health care provider if you want information about vaccine components.
  • If the person getting the vaccine is not feeling well.
    If you have a mild illness, such as a cold, you can probably get the vaccine. If you are moderately or severely ill, you should probably wait until you recover. Your doctor can advise you.

Are there Side Effects?

There are different side effects that may be associated with getting the vaccine.

After the IPV vaccination, a person might experience:

 Minor events:
  • Sore arm from the injection
  • Fever
  • Redness or rash at the injection site
  • Swelling of glands in the cheeks or neck

Serious events:

  • Seizures
  • Hives, rashes or itching
  • Fainting or dizziness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Difficulties breathing
  • Swelling of the face, tongue, or throat
  • Vision changes
  • Shoulder Injuries – (SIRVA)

If you experience any of these reactions, seek medical attention immediately.

How can I Report a Serious Reaction to the Vaccine?

Contact your health care provider immediately if you have a serious reaction to the flu vaccine. Your health care provider should report your reaction to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). You can also file a report yourself. All serious reactions should be reported, even if you aren’t sure it was caused by the flu vaccine. VAERS uses this data to help identify serious reactions that may need further investigation.

If your reaction results in a serious injury, you may qualify for compensation from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).  Please contact US Vaccine Law. to discuss any possible vaccine injury.

In such cases, in which a vaccine injury leads to significant expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, you deserve compensation to help you recover and regain some measure of normalcy. Our law team will fight tirelessly to recover compensation through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, which provides payment to people seriously injured by vaccines.

Vaccine Injuries are rare, but real.  Because vaccine injuries occur, Congress started the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.  US Vaccine Law is the National Vaccine Injury Law Firm.  Vaccine Injury Law is all we do.