Children and adults who have not received all recommended polio vaccine doses should get vaccinated right away to protect themselves from polio.
Children should get four doses of poliovirus vaccine, starting at age 2 months. People starting the vaccine series after age 4 should receive a total of three doses. Adults who were fully vaccinated as children and who are at risk of exposure now should get one adult booster dose vaccine.
You can get the inactivated polio vaccine. This vaccine is safe and effective. Side effects are mild, including soreness of the arm or leg at the injection site. It cannot give you polio or cause paralysis.
If you or your child are not vaccinated yet, talk to your health care provider about getting the vaccine. If you do not have a doctor or other health care provider, visit the Find a Doctor page for help finding one.
Adults and children ages 4 years and older can also get their polio vaccine at the NYC Health Department’s Fort Greene Health Center. Appointments are required.
Bring your vaccination record and insurance information with you to the clinic.
Appointments can be scheduled online or by phone.
Schedule an appointment at the Fort Greene Health Center.
- Agency: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Division: Nurse Call Line
- Phone Number: (855) 491-2667
- Business Hours: Daily: 9 AM - 9 PM
- Translators are available.