1955A city ordinance was established that required school children to be given the new polio vaccine.Government and Public Service, Health, Education

The ordinance passed 6-3. The ordinance established that the city vaccinate all children for $40,000. The dissenters thought the city should wait to see what subsidies the federal government would provide, and that it should only pay for those who couldn’t afford it.

City Archives, 1955 City Council Document Minutes
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