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Is it safe to get the polio vaccine if you're pregnant?

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Although no side effects have been reported in pregnant women who have received the vaccine, pregnant women should avoid the polio vaccine if possible.

From: Polio Vaccine (IPV) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC web site: "Program in Brief: 'Global Polio Eradication;" "Polio Disease - Questions and Answers;" and "Polio Vaccine: What You Need to Know."

Immunization Action Coalition: "Polio Vaccine Questions and Answers."

Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia: "Polio immunization (vaccine)."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC web site: "Program in Brief: 'Global Polio Eradication;" "Polio Disease - Questions and Answers;" and "Polio Vaccine: What You Need to Know."

Immunization Action Coalition: "Polio Vaccine Questions and Answers."

Medline Plus Medical Encyclopedia: "Polio immunization (vaccine)."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on May 11, 2018

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