1961: Middletown Tests Oral Polio Vaccine

Middletown, Jan. 25—(UPI) “Approximately 3,500 children ranging in age from three months to high school teenagers, took painless Sabin oral anti-polio vaccine yesterday in the state’s first program of its kind.

The remaining 6,500 school children and 3,000 to 4,000 pre-school children will be given the oral vaccine within the next few days.

The youngsters will get two more swallows of the vaccine later to complete the immunization program.

The program is being conducted in cooperation with the Yale School of Medicine.” – From The Bridgeport Post, Jan. 25, 1961.

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