Polio - How can it be prevented?

In order to keep New Zealand polio free health authorities recommend that travellers (including children), particularly those going to Africa, Middle East or the Indian subcontinent should be vaccinated against polio, and that adult travellers should have a booster every 10 years.2  Travellers should be up-to-date with the current standard vaccinations for their age.2  Each time you plan to travel, see your doctor or travel medicine specialist at least 6-8 weeks before you leave 4 to check if you are adequately protected against polio. 

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