Collinsville, Oklahoma
December 10, 2020
1963 Polio Vaccinations
Sabin Type I Polio Oral Vaccination To Thousands In Collinsville 57 Years Ago
As the whole world starts the process of vaccinating against the COVID-19 Corona virus in late 2020 ...
I am reminded of January 1963 when 3,648 folks in Collinsville took the Type I Sabin Oral Polio vaccine. That's more than the population of Collinsville at that time as I recall. Most of us got the vaccine on a sugar cube and tiny babies got it via an eye dropper. --Ted Wright 12/10/2020

Lauri Elliott getting her vaccine coated sugar cube from a small paper cup.

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