Announcement Date : Jul 27 , 1961Categories: 1960s

Dr. Vern Rideout and Dr. C.E. Van Rooyen, along with a team of other medical professionals, conduct the Wedgeport Vaccine Trials in the rural communities of Wedgeport and Comeau’s Hill to test the efficacy of the Sabin polio vaccine. Over 1500 people were vaccinated with the Sabin vaccine as a part of the trial.