Inactivated poliovirus (IPV)–containing vaccine is recommended for infants and children in a 4-dose schedule at 2, 4 and 6 months and 4 years of age.
Infants can have their 1st dose of IPV-containing vaccine as early as 6 weeks of age. If the 1st dose of IPV-containing vaccine is given at the age of 6 weeks, infants should still receive their next scheduled doses at 4 and 6 months of age.
The vaccines usually received at each schedule point are:
2, 4 and 6 months of age — DTPa-hepB-IPV-Hib (diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis, hepatitis B, inactivated poliovirus, Haemophilus influenzae type b)
4 years of age — DTPa-IPV (diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis, inactivated poliovirus)
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