Honoring those fighting to eradicate polio
Dr. Jonas Salk, whose birthday was 28 October, made a lasting impact in the fight against polio. He was successful in developing a vaccine using a mixture of the three types of polio virus, and mass testing began in 1954. Dr. Albert Sabin began testing a live, oral form of vaccine in 1957, which became available for use in 1963.
Despite the accomplishments of Salk and Sabin, children today still suffer because of polio. Read how Rotary International is contributing in the battle to eradicate polio.
See below how during National and Subnational Immunization Days, hundreds of millions of children are reached with the polio vaccine every year.
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