Today is #WorldPolioDay!๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

World Polio Day takes place on the 24th of October every year. It was established on this day to commemorate the birth of Dr Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. While there is no cure for polio, it is preventable through vaccination.

 

Every year on this date, polio survivors remind the world that “we are still here!” It is so important that we celebrate the availability of the polio vaccine, and also that we support those who were unfortunate enough to have contracted polio when babies or young children. Polio Survivors Ireland is the only organisation providing practical support to polio survivors in Ireland, all of whom will have increasing needs as they age.

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