What did the polio vaccination contain?

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The first vaccine was developed in 1952 by Jonas Salk.

The vaccine was made from dead viruses grown in a monkey kidney tissue culture. Heat and formaldehyde were used to kill the virus.
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Did the polio vaccine eradicate polio?

In 1988, the forty-first World Health Assembly, consisting then of delegates from 166 Member States, adopted a resolution for the worldwide eradication of polio. It marked the

Is polio vaccine dead or live vaccine?

The intramuscular vaccine for poliomyelitis is inactived meaning it is not live the oral vaccine, now no longer used, was live. Go to the CDC.gov website to learn more about v

What type of vaccine is polio vaccine?

It is a oral vaccine . The previous name was polio vaccine licensed in 1955 and was used extensively from that time until the early 1960s. In 1961, the oral vaccine was li

Who was the discoverer of the vaccine for polio?

Jonas Salk: Injectable vaccine first tested on poliomyelitis in 1952 successfully and known globally on April 12, 1955. Albert Sabin: Oral vaccine first tested 1957 and licen
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Who devoloped a vaccine to prevent polio?

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Do you have to get the polio vaccine?

Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) can prevent polio. A 1916 polio epidemic in the United States killed 6,000 people and paralyzed 27,000 more. In the early 1950's there were mor
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Is there a vaccine for polio?

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