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Subject: Re: [Q-R] 20th Century Plague
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 11:59:12 EDT
In a message dated 4/8/2005 1:41:56 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
I was born in 1955 and remember going to the National Guard
Armory for the polio vaccine. Sugar cubes in little white cups....
I don't remember when it was, and I can't remember if my brother
was there. The thing is that I also remember getting a shot at a
this armory, but I don't remember if it was the same time or not.
Was it possible that I could have had both?
The Salk vaccine was administered in a series of four injections, about a
week apart, over the course of a month. The Sabin vaccine was administered
orally, with the vaccine absorbed in a sugar cube. It is quite likely that you
received both vaccines. It would be more certain if you remembered getting
the series of four shots, rather than "one shot at the armory". On the other
hand, if I got a series of four shots a week apart when I was a little tyke,
my memory of the occasion wouldn't likely be very clear, either.
Fr. Owen Taggart
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