Polio, Diptheria, and Tetanus Vaccine Schedules

Polio (Poliomyelitis) Polio is an infectious illness caused by the poliovirus. Although it is often thought of as a childhood malady, polio can affect people of any age. A majority of cases are symptomless, but some people experience fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, neck stiffness, and pain in the arms and legs. In the worst cases,…

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Common Childhood Immunizations and Vaccines

Childhood vaccines are the most important prevention tool against many serious or potentially fatal viruses and bacterial infections, including polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubella, haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), and chicken pox. Many health organizations including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and Caribbean Public Health Agency…

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