Medical Definition of Polio immunization
Polio immunization: One of the two polio vaccines that are available: oral polio vaccine (OPV) and inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). OPV was formerly recommended for children in the US but was shown to actually cause polio in extremely rare cases and is no longer recommended. IPV is given as a shot in the arm or leg.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
Last Editorial Review: 1/24/2017
Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z
Search Medical Dictionary
- Are You Ready for Back Surgery?
- Are Your Protecting Your Vision?
- Complementary Treatments for Cancer