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Poliomyelitis

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Poliomyelitis (polio)

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Polio virus infection (poliomyelitis) information | myVMC

Polio is a vaccine-preventable virus which causes paralysis or meningitis, usually in children. Poliovirus infection can cause physical disability.

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Polio: what you need to know - myDr.com.au

Polio is an infectious disease that can cause permanent muscle weakness, paralysis, and in severe cases, can be life-threatening.

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Immunise - National Immunisation Program Schedule (From November 2016)

The National Immunisation Program (NIP) Schedule is a series of immunisations given at specific times throughout your life. The immunisations range from birth through to adulthood. If you stay on track with your immunisation schedule, the vaccines are free under the NIP.

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Ipol Suspension for injection - myDr.com.au

Ipol Suspension for injection - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Kids' Health - Topics - Polio

Polio is a disease that used to cause problems all over the world, but now it only happens insmall parts of3 countries because children every where elsehave been immunised against polio.

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Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Vaccination against a range of bacterial and viral diseases is an integral part of communicable disease control world-wide. Vaccination against a specific disease not only reduces the incidence of that disease, it reduces the social and economic burden of the disease on communities. Very high immunisation coverage can lead to complete blocking of transmission for many vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs). The world-wide eradication of smallpox and the near eradication of polio from many countries provide excellent examples of the role of immunisation in disease control.

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Hexaxim Suspension for injection - myDr.com.au

Hexaxim Suspension for injection - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Immunisation for your child

Answers to common questions about child immunisation, advice on the recommended vaccinations and links to trusted resources.

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Travel vaccinations - myDr.com.au

Travel immunisations are important in pre-trip planning to certain countries. Vaccinations that travellers may need include tetanus and diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid vaccinations.

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