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Timeline of vaccines

Timeline of vaccines

This is a timeline of the development of prophylactic vaccines. Early vaccines may so the first year of development or testing but later years usually show the year the vaccine finished trials and came on the market. Although vaccines exist for these human diseases, only smallpox has been eliminated worldwide and these diseases continue to causes ten's of millions of deaths each year. Polio and measles are the current targets of worldwide eradication campaigns.

18th century

  • 1796 First vaccine for Smallpox, first vaccine for any disease

19th century

20th century

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