Even though vaccination schedules will vary for IPOL, dosage recommendations are the same. The standard dose for this vaccine is 0.5 mg injected intramuscularly or subcutaneously. Ideally, the first dose is given at 2 months of age, the second at 4 months, and the third dose at 6 to 18 months. The final IPOL vaccination is given at 4 to 6 years of age.
What Is the Standard Dose of IPOL?
There is only one standard dosage for IPOL® (inactivated polio vaccine), although the vaccination schedule may vary, depending on the age and vaccination history of the individual.
Preferred IPOL Schedule
The standard IPOL dose is 0.5 mL injected intramuscularly (into a muscle) or subcutaneously (under the skin). The ideal vaccination schedule for IPOL is as follows:
- First dose -- 2 months old
- Second dose -- 4 months old
- Third dose -- 6 to 18 months old
- Fourth dose -- 4 to 6 years old.
The first dose can be given as early as six weeks of age, and there should be at least four weeks in between the doses.
IPOL is an inactivated polio vaccine (IPV). In addition to IPOL, IPV is available in combination vaccines that contain IPOL along with other routine vaccinations. Sometimes, a child who is given such combination vaccines may receive all four doses of an IPV before the age of four. If this happens, an additional fifth dose is recommended at four to six years of age.