JONATHAN M. MANN, M.D.; NEAL A. HALSEY, M.D.; DAVID W. FRASER, M.D.; LAWRENCE B. SCHONBERGER, M.D.
To the editor: We wish to make several minor additions to the timely and excellent article, "Immunization for the Internist," by Rimland, McGowan, and Shulman (1).
Rubella vaccine produced in dog kidney cell cultures is no longer available for use.
The discussion of poliovirus vaccine omits any mention of inactivated poliovirus vaccine, which has recently become more readily available in the United States. Since the risk of vaccine-associated poliomyelitis after administration of trivalent oral poliovirus vaccine increases with age, it might be reasonable to consider giving a full primary series of inactivated poliovirus vaccine or at least two doses, 1
MANN JM, HALSEY NA, FRASER DW, SCHONBERGER LB. Points on Immunization. Ann Intern Med. ;87:380–381. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-3-380_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(3):380-381.
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