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Flu shots offered for free.

Cal State LA continued to serve as a center for public health in the 1980s by offering flu vaccines much in the same way it had offered polio vaccines in the 1960s.

Though vaccination was beginning to successfully protect people against diseases like polio, healthcare professionals continued to reiterate the importance of thorough and frequent handwashing.

Despite the fact that polio vaccines had been in use for nearly 15 years with great success, a small subset of the population remained skeptical, some going so far as to theorize that their distribution was part of a “Communist plot.”

Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine registration forms such as this were printed in issues of Cal State LA’s newspaper, The College Times in an effort to encourage students to get vaccinated against polio.

Despite the low-cost of the new Sabin Oral Vaccine, less than one-fourth of the expected number of people turned out for the first day of distribution. Only one million out of the projected 6 million Californians showed up to clinics like those held…

The Sabin Oral Polio Vaccine could be offered at just a 25 cent donation and was recommended to persons of all ages, even those that had previously received the Salk vaccine.

By the 1960s a new type of polio vaccine was developed - the Sabin Oral Vaccine. Drops of vaccine were administered orally, dropped on a sugar cube and dissolved on the tongue. As with the Salk vaccine, the Sabin Oral Vaccine was once again…

Initially offered at no cost, by 1958 Cal State LA began offering low-cost vaccinations to students and their family members under the age of 40.

Cal State LA served as a vaccination site, offering free Salk vaccines to combat polio in the 1950s. Full immunity required three shots of the Salk vaccine, and despite constant re-supplying, some vaccination sites struggled to keep up with demand.
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