A nurse gives polio vaccine to a child in Wan Chai in 1963 and part of a successful anti-polio drive in Hong Kong in the 1960s. Photo: SCMPost
A nurse gives polio vaccine to a child in Wan Chai in 1963 and part of a successful anti-polio drive in Hong Kong in the 1960s. Photo: SCMPost
Disease

When Hong Kong vaccinated 80 per cent of target population in 10 days – the ‘great success’ of its 1963 drive to give children a polio vaccine dose

  • Hong Kong’s drive to eliminate polio in the early 1960s involved free vaccine doses for children aged five and under
  • After 10 days more than 80 per cent of the target group had had their first dose; the second dose followed two months later, and child polio cases fell to zero

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A nurse gives polio vaccine to a child in Wan Chai in 1963 and part of a successful anti-polio drive in Hong Kong in the 1960s. Photo: SCMPost
A nurse gives polio vaccine to a child in Wan Chai in 1963 and part of a successful anti-polio drive in Hong Kong in the 1960s. Photo: SCMPost
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