Poliovirus Vaccine (Live)
in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
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Live trivalent attenuated virus bacteria vaccine.
No adverse effects have been reported among pregnant women or their fetuses. However, vaccine should be used only if the
potential benefits of vaccination outweigh potential risks to the fetus.
Recommended for women at increased risk of exposure .
BREAST FEEDING: Compatible.
1. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Poliomyelitis Prevention in the United States:
Introduction of a Sequential Vaccination Schedule of Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine Followed by Oral
Poliovirus Vaccine: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).
MMWR 46 (No. RR-3): 18, 1997.
2. ACOG Committee Opinion. Immunization during pregnancy.Obstet Gynecol. 2003 ;101:207-12.MEDLINE
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. General Recommendations on Immunization:
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 43 (No.
RR-1): 20-21, 1994.
Last Update: 11/30/2003
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