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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What are the side effects of oral Polio vaccine?

gud mrng sir, my baby was born today and was given oral polio vaccine, accidentally he was given 4 or 5 drops more than the dose, night he was suffering from fever, and he was given injections of antibiotics. is the fever was caused by more dose of polio drops, i want to know, pls clarify
Mon, 27 Oct 2014
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Greetings and thanks for posting your query.
I appreciate your concern for your baby.
Minor fever is one of the recognized side effects of Polio vaccine.
It will settle in a day or two.
There is no danger from the few extra drops of OPV that were accidentally administered.
If you have more queries, I am available.
Best wishes for your baby.

Dr. Noble Zachariah
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