Advances in Health: Hartford HealthCare Physician reflects on Uncle’s Development of First Polio Vaccine

Advances in Health

Hartford HealthCare physician reflects on uncle’s development of first polio vaccine. Like all emergency room physicians, Dr. Salk suddenly found himself on the front-lines fighting a global pandemic. 

The world breathed a sigh of relief when a vaccine was created for COVID-19, much like back in the 1950’s….when polio catapulted a nation into crisis…Dr. Salk’s uncle… Jonas Salk would answer the call.

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, log onto

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

More from Hartford HealthCare


Find a Doctor


Have Questions?
Call – 1-855-HHC-HERE


Hartford HealthCare Classes and Events


Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss