Polio Vaccine Injuries:

The most common modern polio vaccine side effect is anaphylactic shock, often causing the tongue and throat to swell very suddenly — usually within minutes or hours after the shot. Without emergency medical treatment, the child’s airway may become severely constricted, causing oxygen deprivation, organ damage or failure, brain damage, disability, or even death.

Polio is a highly infectious disease that can cause paralysis, severe infection, and even death. Polio is caused by a virus that lives in the throat and intestines. Before the polio vaccine was invented in 1955, this disease caused thousands of severe illnesses every year. Today, polio has been largely eradicated.

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