Dr. Jonas Salk developed the first polio vaccine in 1955, an inactivated vaccine that we still use today.
In 1961, Sabin’s live, attenuated polio vaccine replaced Jonas Salk’s inactivated polio vaccine that had been in use since 1955.
The first polio vaccines were licensed in the 1950s and ’60s by Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin and have helped us get close to eradicating polio.
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 …