Imovax Polio

Imovax Polio Dosage/Direction for Use

vaccine, poliomyelitis

Manufacturer:

Sanofi Pasteur

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Dosage/Direction for Use
Primary Vaccination: Adult: For nonvaccinated adults, 2 successive injections of 0.5 mL must be given at intervals for one or, preferably two months.
Children 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.
Booster: Adult: A 3rd dose (1st booster) is administered 8 to 12 months after the 2nd injection. Children in the second year of life: a 4th dose (1st booster) is administered one year after the 3rd injection.
A booster is given every 5 years in children and adolescents and every 10 years in adults.
Administration: The preferred route of administration is intramuscular, though the vaccine may also be given subcutaneously.
The preferred site of intramuscular injection is the mild-lateral aspect of the thigh in infants and toddlers and the deltoid muscle in children, adolescents and adults.
If Patient Forget to take Imovax Polio: The physician will decide when to administer the missing dose.
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