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The Service of “Medical Fitness” will be Temporarily Stopped for Maintenance Activity on Monday, 4 March 2024 from 9:00 PM till 10:00 PM

Dear customers, the Family Promotion Health Center in Ras Al Khaimah has been closed from 17 January 2024, and you can go to the Abdullah Bin Ali Al Sharhan Health Center.

The Service of “Medical Fitness” will be Temporarily Stopped for Maintenance Activity on Friday, 12 January 2024 from 9:00 PM till 11:00 PM

Alfaseel Family Health Promotion Center in Fujairah and Alnahwa Helth Center in Sharjah have been closed from November 6, 2023 until further notice, You can go to the alternative health centers: Al Lulueyah Health Center in Sharjah - Kalba Health Center - Murishid Health Center in Fujairah - Al Madina Health Center in Fujairah)

Polio

What is Polio?

It is disease caused by the poliovirus. The virus spreads from person to person and can infect a person's spinal cord, causing paralysis.


What are the symptoms of polio?

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Stomach Pain
  • Tiredness

Prevention of Polio

It is recommended that children get 4 doses of polio vaccine to protect against polio as part of the series of routine childhood vaccines.


Children should get one dose at each of the following ages:

  • 2 months old
  • 4-6 months old
  • 6 through 18 months old
  • 5 through 6 years old

What Are the Types of Polio Vaccine?

  • Oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV): It is given orally in the form of drops
  • Inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV): it is given as an injection in the leg or arm

Do you know that:

  • Two doses of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) are 90% effective or more against paralytic polio.
  • Three doses of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) are 99% to 100% effective.

Polio Infographic

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