Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
194 Doctors are Online

Should I give my son another oral polio vaccine as he vomitted which was given to him ?

hi doctors, my son got an oral polio vaccine yesterday then After 15 or 20 minutes he vomited. What should i do? Do i need to go back to the clinic and let him get another oral polio drops? thanks
Asked On : Mon, 18 Jul 2011
Answers:  4 Views:  482
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
General & Family Physician 's  Response

Welcome to HCM.
Hi since the child has vomited 15 to 20 mts. after taking the polio drops,
the chances are that the polio drops may have been vomited.
It would be better if you administer the polio drops again. Visit the clinic and give the child another dose of polio drops, to be on the safer side.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
I find this answer helpful
Pediatrician Dr. Partho Sarathi Roy's  Response

Welcome to HCM.
Any medication or vaccine should be repeated if vomiting occoures within half an hour.So repeat the same dose .
Answered: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
I find this answer helpful
  Anonymous's Response
HI Doctors,

I have called the clinic and the nurse said they are not repeating the vaccines if already given after 20 minutes. My son is six months and got 2 shots of IPV, first in 2nd month and second shot in 4th month. PLease advice.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. P. Mahesh's  Response
I think you should check up with Govt. HQ hospital and take advise from them.
Because they usually have a date fixed for visiting a hospital. You can check where it will be available in the coming week and go get opv there.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jul 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor