Thursday, May 4, 2017

This Day In History


5 May, 1955 - UK Polio Vaccine
5th May, 1955 : Over 500,000 people in the UK have now received the Salk polio vaccine and since the death of Birmingham City full back Jeff Hall from Polio last month, there has been a sharp rise in the demand for the vaccine but local health departments have run out and now ordered an extra million doses. We take it for granted that our children and grandchildren are safe from Polio, but this is only because governments, scientists and the people worked together that Polio is now no longer the threat it was. 

Taken from: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/may5th.html

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