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Inactivated Poliovirus Vaccine (IPV)

This is one of the vaccines that protects against polio.


Active ingredients:

Inactivated Polioviruses types 1, 2 and 3. These viruses are completely inactive so they cannot replicate or cause disease.

Inactive ingredients:

Amounts are based on a 0.5 mL dose

Antibiotics: used to prevent contamination during manufacturing

Growth Agents: ingredients that help the active ingredients grow in order to make the vaccine

Relevant Terms

  • Antibiotics: substances that kill bacteria or prevent them from dividing. Antibiotics are used in some vaccines to prevent contamination during the manufacturing process

  • Antibody: a protein made by the immune system in response to a foreign particle (antigen). These proteins circulate in the blood and help defend the body against the substance. 

  • Antigen: This is any substance that triggers the immune system to create antibodies. For example, allergens such as pollen are antigens.


Last updated: July 10, 2024

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