When was the first vaccination invented?

In 1796, the first vaccination was invented by Edward Jenner for the disease small pox. For the first time he tested the possibility of using the vaccine of cowpox as a vaccination of smallpox in humans. Through his pioneer work in microbiology Louis Pasteur advanced the concept. The first rabies immunization was given to a child bitten by a rabid dog.


vaccination inventor Louis Pasteur

vaccination inventor Edward Jenner

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