All adolescents and adults are recommended to receive 3 doses of inactivated poliovirus (IPV) vaccine or IPV-containing vaccine for primary vaccination. They should receive a 3-dose course if they did not receive polio vaccine in childhood. No adult should remain unvaccinated against polio.
The Department of Health and Aged Care acknowledges First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to all Elders both past and present.