Salk vaccine

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The killed, inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine developed by the American microbiologist Jonas Salk (1914–1995) and successfully tested in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It induces excellent humoral response but only minimal intestinal mucosal response. It was widely used until superseded in many jurisdictions by the orally administered and much less costly Sabin vaccine.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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