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

What is the name given to the polio vaccine?

Poliomyelitis Vaccine. I don't think they're are any other names to it than that and the "Polio Vaccine" It can be done by OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine) or through inoculation (D
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When was Polio vaccine first administered?

I was working as a Pharmacist at Wayne Apothecaries, a Detroit Professional Pharmacy, on the date that Poliomyelitis Vaccine first because available. That was April 18, 1952.
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Why polio vaccine given in intervals?

It is not given in intervals. It is given during childhood and the shot lasts forever. . I remember both the injected Salk and oral Sabin multiple times in grade school in

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

Is there a vaccine for polio?

You have two vaccines for polio. Sabin and Salk vaccine. Sabin is oral polio vaccine and Salk is inject-able polio vaccine. Dr Jonas Salk discovered and developed the FIRST po