Summary

One of 5 ampoules poliomyelitis vaccine (Salk) 6/56 manufactured in the 1950s by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Parkville

Physical Description

Glass ampoule with amber coloured solution. 5mL/vial.

Significance

In 1956 CSL produced the Salk vaccine against polio. Under an agreement with the Commonwealth Government, the vaccine was issued free of charge to everyone in Australia and to Australian nationals overseas.

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