Today’s date: Polio vaccine offered

The Copenhagen Post
April 26th, 2015

This article is more than 9 years old.

Denmark the first in Europe

Thank you Dr Salk! (photo: The Owl)

On this day 60 years ago in 1955, Denmark became the first nation in Europe to offer a vaccination for polio.

Developed by the State Serum Institute, the vaccine was offered after a polio epidemic swept across the nation in 1952 causing permanent damage to more than 2,000 and killing 250 people.


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