Dosage: Dosage regimen compliant with French recommendations: Pediatric population: One dose at the age of 2 months and one dose at the age of 4 months, followed by a booster dose at the age of 11 months.
Non vaccinated adult: Two successive doses of 0.5ml at an interval of two months, followed by a booster dose 8 to 12 months after the first injection.
Please refer to official recommendations for any further boosters.
Other dosage regimens: This vaccine must be used according to effective official recommendations.
In countries where a live Oral Poliomyelitis vaccine (trivalent, bivalent or monovalent OPV) is used in the routine immunization programme, IMOVAX POLIO may be used in association (co-administration) or in sequential use with OPV), in accordance with official recommendations.
OR: Primary vaccination: From 2 months of age, 3 successive injections of 0.5 ml should be administered at intervals of one or two months.
From 6 weeks of age, IMOVAX POLIO may be administered following the 6, 10, 14-week schedule, as per the recommendations of the Expanded Programme on Immunisation of the World Health Organisation.
For nonvaccinated adults, 2 successive injections of 0.5 ml must be given at intervals of one or, preferably, two months.
Booster: In children in the second year of life, a 4th dose (1st booster) is administered one year after the 3rd injection.
For adults, a 3rd dose (1st booster) is administered 8 to 12 months after the 2nd injection.
A booster is given every 5 years in children and adolescents and every 10 years in adults.
Method of Administration: This vaccine will be administered by a healthcare professional, preferably into a muscle (intramuscular route) or under the skin (subcutaneous route).
This vaccine must never be administered into a blood vessel.
Injection into a muscle will be preferably preformed in the upper side of the thigh in young children and in the upper part of the arm in children, adolescents and adults.
If the patient forgets to take IMOVAX POLIO: If the patient forgot to take a dose of vaccine, the doctor will decide when to administer the dose.
For any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask the doctor or pharmacist.