Burlington Travel Clinic
Poliomyelitis (Polio) Vaccine
Although Polio has been eradicated in North America, the risk of acquiring infection through contaminated food and water (fecal-oral) can occur if travelling to countries where poliovirus transmission still exists.
Depending on your vaccination history, your travel doctor may vaccinate you or just give you booster shot after emphasizing Food and Water Safety.
- The information in this page is for educational purposes only. It is not the substitute to a formal travel consult with your travel doctor.
- Always seek immediate medical advice if you get sick abroad or after you return.
- food and water safety should be always implemented even if you get vaccinated against Hepatitis A.