If you’ve been following History of Vaccines on Instagram, you might have noticed that we’ve been re-posting images of people around the world getting their COVID-19 vaccine. Like the Polio Pioneers back in the 1950s, these people are pioneers in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. History will look back to these weeks to see how the vaccine roll-out went.
According to the World Health Organization and other public health authorities, the African Continent has…
Dr. Albert Sabin, creator of the oral polio vaccine, delivered a lecture at Johns Hopkins University on January 21, 1988. He spoke on how the international community must come together to control diseases and conditions around the world. The lecture runs about an hour and 25 minutes. He begins his lecture at 5 minutes and 50 seconds into the video.
It is National Immunization Awareness Month in the United States, and we are kicking it off with a television interview that Dr. Jonas Salk, creator of the injected polio vaccine, gave to James Day in the Public Television program Day at Night on April 28, 1974. The interview runs about 28 minutes.
A one-hour podcast telling us the story of the race for the polio vaccine.