“Elvis Presley” Was Vaccinated Live on Polio

“Elvis Presley” Was Vaccinated Live on Polio

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At the age of 50, polio was a big scarecrow because it infected more than 60 children and young adults in the United States alone. Survivors often faced lifelong consequences. The role of medicine was not to be afraid of getting vaccinated and to be informed about the importance of vaccination. Therefore, in 1956, Elvis Presley was asked to be vaccinated live. This marketing move was so successful that the number of people infected fell by more than 90% in the next four years. In 1979, polio was declared eradicated in the United States.


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