Fortunately, having a full course of polio vaccination can help protect you. Plus, the risk of polio is currently low.
However, the doctor warned that “we’re not there” with vaccination right now.
Dr Ellie Cannon, who also spoke on the programme, said: “Anybody who’s had the UK vaccination schedule in the last few years will be vaccinated against polio.”
Currently in the UK, the jabs are administered to children at eight, 12 and 16 weeks, preschool age and at 14 years of age.