This revised Immunization Practices Advisory Committee recommendation on poliomyelitis prevention addresses issues important in poliomyelitis control in the United States today. Specifically, situations that constitute increased risk are defined, and alternatives for protection are outlined. Recommendations for immunization of adults are presented, clarifying the role of inactivated polio vaccine in immunizing adults. These recommendations also address the problems of interrupted immunization schedules and completion of primary immunization. Oral polio vaccine remains the vaccine of choice for primary immunization of children.
Poliomyelitis Prevention. Ann Intern Med. ;96:630–634. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-96-5-630
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;96(5):630-634.
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