Find another word for opv. In this page you can discover 4 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for opv, like: sabin-vaccine, oral poliovirus vaccine, trivalent live oral poliomyelitis vaccine and TOPV.
Since the year 2000, the Sabin vaccine (also called the oral polio vaccine or OPV) has been discontinued in the United States, although it is still being used in other countries.
It contains the live, but weakened, poliovirus and because OPV uses the live virus, it has the potential to cause infection in individuals with weak immune defenses (both in the person who receives the vaccine and in close contacts).
Approximately nine cases a year of vaccine related polio was associated with OPV in the United States.