Polio immunization (vaccine) effectively prevents poliomyelitis in most persons (immunization is over 90% effective).

  1. The following prevention measures will help prevent the spread of the poliovirus:
  2. proper hygiene and hand washing techniques
  3. immunization against poliovirus
  4. In the US, the polio vaccine is recommended to be given at the following ages:
  5. 2 months
  6. 4 months
  7. between 6 and 18 months
  8. between 4 and 6 years