60 Years After A Vaccine, New Technology May Finally Eradicate Polio
Dr. Albert B. Sabin, for whom Sabin Vaccine Institute is named, is mentioned in a review of the last 60 years since his development of the live attenuated oral polio vaccine was created.
The Sabin Vaccine actually helped boost immunity in communities beyond the individual and it came to replace the Salk vaccine in many places between 1963 and 1999, according to the Smithsonian.
However the newly developed "microneedle patch, which resembles a small, round adhesive bandage, could bring polio vaccines to the doorsteps of the people that need it. By applying it to the skin and pushing down, the vaccine is delivered in a matter of minutes."
This new technology will enable allow to districts of people in countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria where only 75%-80% of children are covered which enables the continuous circulating of the virus.