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Did you know Oral Polio Vaccine was invented on 6th October?

Did you know Oral Polio Vaccine was invented on 6th October?


Dr. Albert Sabin Discovered Oral polio vaccine

Did you know Oral Polio Vaccine was invented on 6th October?:- Dr. Albert Sabin invented Oral polio vaccine on 6th October in 1956. He was the man who saved the nation from polio. First polio vaccine was invented by Jonas Salk, which was commercially used in 1955 but first polio vaccine was invented in 1956 and used was commercially used in 1961. It was a much needed vaccine because at that time polio was incurable.

Who was Dr. Albert Sabin?

Albert Bruce Sabin was born on 26th August in 1906 and died on March3, 1993. He was a Polish American Researcher and is known for eliminating dangerous communicable disease by developing polio vaccine. He received his medical degree from New York University in 1931. He got training in Pathology and internal medicine. In 1969-72 he was in Israel as a President of Weizmann Institute of Science.

Did you know Oral Polio Vaccine was invented on 6th October?
Oral polio vaccine

What is Oral Polio vaccine?

They are used to prevent poliomyelitis (polio). They are two ways of providing this medicine.

  1. By injection
  2. By mouth

These polio Vaccine are very safe they do not have any side effect. Both the pregnant women can have it as well as human infected by HIV-AIDS.

Oral polio vaccine is an attenuated vaccine which is produced by such a long passage of time through virus from human cells.

Oral polio vaccine was invented by many sub – groups from which an important group was handled by Dr. Albert Sabin.

Current Scenario

In India inactivated polio vaccine has been invented which is known as IPV. The announcement was made by Health Minister that polio vaccine has to be given to every child who is below 1 year. Mr. Amitabh Bachan is brand ambassador for polio “do boond zindagi ke “.

Hope this campaign could eliminate this disease forever.

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