194136_sabin_csepp_beadasa_termtud_kozlon_1960_0301.jpg Many people in Budapest were afraid of the polio vaccine, but in the end they managed to defeat the disease The polio epidemic took its toll in several waves in many parts of the country in the 1950s. The first vaccination campaign in Budapest and the country took place 65 years ago, at the end of July and beginning of August, 1957. But in the capital, far fewer people vaccinated their children than elsewhere, because many were afraid of vaccination. People finally managed to defeat this terrible viral disease.

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