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The Polio vaccine was first prepared by ___________.
1. J Salk
2. L Pasteur
3. G J Mendel
4. Watson

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : J Salk

The correct answer is J Salk.

  • The Polio vaccine was first prepared by J Salk and first used in 1955.
  • The polio vaccine developed by Dr J Salk was an inactivated polio vaccine (IPV).
  • The oral polio vaccine (OPV) was developed by Dr Albert Sabin and first used in 1961.
  •  Oral polio vaccine (OPV) was a convenient form given as liquid drops via the mouth.

  • G J Mendel experimented on garden pea hybrids while living at a monastery and is known as the father of modern genetics.
  • L Pasteur is known for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation, and pasteurization.

  • Pulse Polio Immunization programme was launched in India in 1995.

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