There are two types of polio vaccine:

Inactivated Poliovirus (IPV)

IPV is a shot given in the leg or the arm, depending on age. IPV is the vaccine recommended in the United States today.

Oral Poliovirus (OPV)

OPV is a live oral vaccine that is swallowed.

Learn when you should get a polio vaccination.

State-Supplied Vaccine

Vaccine Information Statements

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