April 21, 1955

The first polio vaccines arrived in Missouri.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

Photo courtesy Wellcome Images, Wikimedia. The photo shows the Sabin oral polio vaccine, but the first vaccine in Missouri was a shot.