Vaccine Name :

OPV: Oral poliovirus vaccine

About Vaccination :

Polio vaccines are vaccines used to prevent poliomyelitis (polio). There are two types: one that uses inactivated poliovirus and is given by injection (IPV), and one that uses weakened poliovirus and is given by mouth (OPV).

Total Number of Dosage : 

4

Dosage Time : 

Dose 1 : 4 to 6 years
Dose 2 : 6 months
Dose 3 : 9 months
Dose 4 : Birth

Importance : 

Helps the baby to fight against Polio(causing paralysis).

After Effects: 

The inactivated polio vaccines are very safe. Mild redness or pain may occur at the site of injection. Oral polio vaccine results in vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis in about three per million doses.

Tentative Cost : 

Rs.72 – Rs.115