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 »

Can you catch polio from a polio vaccine?

There are two polio vaccines available. The polio shot, inactivated polio vaccine or IPV, will not cause polio. The live, oral polio vaccine, or OPV, results in 1 in 2.4 million contracting the dis... Read More »

Polio vaccine are they 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 website to learn more about vaccines

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 licensed.