How nurses can safeguard children from polio
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How nurses can safeguard children from polio

Erin Dean Health journalist

Nurses can ask people, especially those from communities with low uptake, if their children are vaccinated for polio

Polio is a serious infection that is rare in the UK due to the vaccination programme. It is only found in a few countries worldwide and the chances of getting it in the UK are extremely low, according to the NHS.

Nursing Children and Young People. 34, 5, 6-6. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.34.5.6.s2

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