Posted on : December 28, 2018 by Clinic One on Vaccination

Do you need to get a Polio vaccine for your children in Kathmandu Nepal? Clinic One offers this vaccine in a clean and comfortable environment at a time that is convenient for you. We are open 7 days a week.  

Call Clinic One Kathmandu at  9861966614 or email us at [email protected] and get Polio Vaccine promptly.

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POLIOVAC is presented in the form of a suspension for injection (0.5ml) in a prefilled syringe.

For infants, children, and adults for the prevention of poliomyelitis caused by poliovirus Types 1, 2 and 3. For primary vaccination and as a booster.

Primary Vaccination

  • From 2 months of age, 3 successive injections of 0.5 mI should be administered at intervals of one or two months.
  • From 6 weeks of age, POLIOVAC may be administered following the 6, 10, and 14-week schedule. As per the recommendations of the Expanded Programme on immunization of the World Health Organization.
  • For non-vaccinated adults. 2 successive injections of 0.5 ml must be given at intervals of one or Preferably 2 months.
  • A single dose (0.5 ml) of IPV (Inactivated Polio Vaccine) is given if OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) is previously administered. If not, 2 doses (1 ml) of IPV are recommended.

In children, in the second year of life, a 4th dose (1st booster) is administered one year after the 3rd injection.
For adults, a 3-dose (1st booster) is administered 8 to 12 months after the 2 injections.
A booster is given every 5 years to children and adolescents and every 1 year to adults.

The preferred route of administration is intramuscular; the vaccine may also be given subcutaneously.
The preferred site of intramuscular injection is the mid-lateral aspect of the thigh in infants and toddlers and the deltoid muscle in children, adolescents, and adults.

Do not use POLIOVAC if you or your child

  • Are allergic to active substances, to one of the excipients, to neomycin, to streptomycin or to polymyxin B or have had an allergic reaction following a previous injection of this vaccine
  • Have a fever or acute illness, in this case, vaccination should be postponed.

Take special care with POLIOVAC if you or our child

  • Have thrombocytopenia (insufficient blood platelets, which play an important role in coagulation) or a bleeding disorder, because of the bleeding that can occur during the intramuscular administration of the vaccine.
  • Are taking a treatment that suppresses your immune response or presenting with an immune deficiency disorder, in which case the immune response to vaccination may be reduced. In such cases, it is recommended to postpone vaccination until the end of the treatment or to make sure the subjects are well protected. Vaccination of subjects with chronic immunodeficiencies, such as HIV infection, is nevertheless recommended, even if the immune response might be limited by the underlying illness.
  • This vaccine may also be indicated for subjects for whom the oral vaccine is contraindicated and is a booster for subjects previously vaccinated with the oral vaccine.
  • Do not inject by the intravascular route: make sure the needle does not penetrate a blood vessel.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
This vaccine may be used for pregnant women if required. Breastfeeding is not contraindicated.

Side Effects
The most frequently reported side effects are:

  • Local reactions at the injection site: pain, erythema (skin Redness)
  • Moderate fever

Other side effects, reported very rarely (<0.01%) are:

  • Edema
  • Lymphadenopathy (increase in the size of lymph nodes)
  • Hypersensitivity reaction (allergy): urticaria, facial edema, anaphylactic shock in response to one of the vaccine components.
  • Joint pain, muscular pain
  • Convulsions (associated with fever), Headaches, tingling sensation
  • Agitation, somnolence, and irritability in the first hours or days
  • Skin rash
  • In babies born very prematurely (at or before 28 weeks of gestation) longer gaps than normal between breaths may occur for 2-3 days after vaccination

Clinic One has walk-in appointments for all kinds of vaccines available at our clinic. We are open on all weekdays except Saturday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Additional Information at Center for Disease Control.

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