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Jeff Hall (footballer)

Personal information
Full nameJeffrey James Hall
Date of birth7 September 1929
Place of birthScunthorpe, England
Date of death4 April 1959(age 29)
Place of deathBirmingham, England
Playing positionFull back

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Jeffrey James "Jeff" Hall (7 September 1929 4 April 1959) was an English footballer who played as a right back for Birmingham City and England.

It was the death of Hall a young, fit, international footballer from polio which helped to kick-start widespread public acceptance in Britain of the need for vaccination. Though the disease was generally feared and the Salk vaccine was available, takeup had been slow. In the weeks following Hall's death emergency vaccination clinics had to be set up and supplies of the vaccine had to be flown in from the United States to cope with the demand.


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