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Can Polio vaccine be given twice to a child?

hello doctor... my baby is 2.6 yrs old.On 23rd feb 2014 she had given oral polio vaccine in a health centre. Today (25 feb 2014) also she had given the same polio vaccine in her day care centre. Is there any side effetcs by giving the polio vaccine twice.. I am afraid about my child... please give me a reply...
Tue, 14 Oct 2014
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Hi, I had gone through your question and understand your concerns.

No it is not harmful, repeated polio drops can be given without any side effects.
Otherwise also pulse polio doses are given in addition to routine polio vaccines with out any reference to time duration. You need not to be afraid , it is not going to cause any harm.

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