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Oral Polio Vaccine – Bivalent (Type 1 and Type 3)

Generic Name:

Oral Polio Vaccine – Bivalent (Type 1 and Type 3)

 

Description:

The live attenuated strains of the poliomyelitis types 1 and 3 (Sabin strain) viruses are suspended in the oral polio vaccine bivalent. Each dose contains at least 106.0 CCID50 of the type 1 strain of the virus and 105.8 CCID50 of the type 3 strain of the virus. As a stabilizer, this vaccine comprises one mole of magnesium chloride (MgCl2), along with the antibiotics Kanamycin Acid Sulphate and Neomycin Sulphate. The vaccine complies with WHO criteria for Types 1 & 3 Bivalent Poliomyelitis Vaccine (Oral).

 

Composition:

 

Each dose of vaccine contains:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pharmaceutical Form:

Liquid Vaccine (Oral suspension)

 

Method of Administration:

This vaccine is administered Orally. Two drops  from the multi-dose vial are delivered directly into the mouth by a dropper or dispenser.

 

Dosage: 

2 drops of 0.1 ml.

 

Presentation:

10 dose Vial and 20 dose Vial

 

Possible Side Effects:

No side effects observed

 

Contraindications:

Immunodeficiency - People with HIV infection, whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic, should receive the vaccination in accordance with the recommended schedule. A primary immunodeficiency condition or a medication-induced suppression of the immune system, such as leukemia, lymphoma, or generalized malignancy, are contraindications to receiving the vaccine.

 

Shelf Life:

24 months

 

Storage:

Until the expiration date printed on the vial, it is advised to store this vaccine at a temperature of -20°C or lower. But at any point throughout the shelf life, the vaccine can be stored between +2°C and +8°C.

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