You may have heard of the Polio Pioneers, the kids who got Jonas Salk‘s original inactivated polio vaccine in 1954. They were part of a large clinical trial, getting either the polio shot or a saline placebo, and helped prove that the vaccine was safe and effective. Do You Remember Sabin Sundays? Of course, that …
We can’t stop vaccinating against polio until it has been eradicated.
Because you likely don’t remember much about polio and may have never known anyone who had polio, it is an easy target for propaganda by anti-vaccine folks.
Provocation polio was really a thing, but that doesn’t mean it works for other viruses.