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IPV is a series of three or four injections given to prevent polio. Several different forms are available: one contains just the polio vaccine, while the others contain the polio vaccine along with other common childhood vaccines. IPV works by "tricking" the body into thinking it has been exposed to a polio infection, but without the risk of an actual infection.
What Is IPV?
- IPOL® -- just the IPV
- Pentacel® -- diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccines (DTaP), the
- Kinrix® -- diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccines (DTaP) and IPV.