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Poliomyelitis

Information about polio disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded under the National Immunisation Program.

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Last updated: 
20 September 2019
Last reviewed: 
20 September 2019
20 September 2019

Guidance on Co-administration with other vaccines added.

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Definitions

IPV
inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine
DTPa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine
dTpa
diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine, reduced antigen content formulation
IU
international units
HBsAg
hepatitis B surface antigen
OPV
oral poliomyelitis vaccine
RNA
ribonucleic acid
dT
diphtheria-tetanus vaccine for use in adults
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
WHO
World Health Organization
WA
Western Australia
JE
Japanese encephalitis
HBV
hepatitis B virus