Who made the first polio vaccine?

Answer Dr. Jonas Salk created the first polio vaccine in 1952. He used formaldehyde to kill the polio virus but not destroy it, so that it could be injected into humans, causing the patient's body to prod... Read More »

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Who made the vaccine for polio?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Jonas Salk led the team of scientists that developed the polio vaccine in 1955 at the University of Pittsburgh. Thomas Francis Jr. led t... Read More »

Who developed the first vaccine for polio?

As an infant receives her first dose of oral polio vaccine the nurse explains to her parents that the vaccine is a preparation of weakened virus What type of immunity will the infant develop?

The infant will develop artificially acquired active immunity

Who developed the first oral polio vaccine?

Albert Sabin developed the first oral polio vaccine, used since 1961. Unlike the injected vaccine developed earlier by Jonas Salk, the oral vaccine contains weakened live viruses. It's a stronger, ... Read More »