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Pioneers

People across history have contributed significantly to the history of vaccines. Meet the pioneers of vaccination from before Jenner and after Salk.

Edward Jenner, FRS FRCPE

Regarded as the father of vaccines, Dr. Jenner created the first successful vaccine in the late 1700s.

Louis Pasteur, ForMemRS

He ushered in Germ Theory and famously experimented on a human subject to prevent rabies.

Maurice Hilleman, PhD

A prolific scientist helps create over 40 vaccinations.

Jonas Salk, MD

A New Yorker creates a vaccine from a killed virus and begins the work toward eradicating a childhood scourge.