In 1956 Elvis Presley Got a Polio Vaccination on National TV

In 1956 Elvis Presley Got a Polio Vaccination on National TV

On October 28, 1956, Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock and Roll” got a polio vaccine on TV. This led to a huge increase in the number of vaccinations (and a huge decline in death and disability). In the 1950s polio was the biggest threat to children around the globe. In America alone, the virus infected more than 60.000 children, with around 3000 deaths.


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