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

Featured Pioneer

Stanley A. Plotkin, MD

His rubella vaccine has saved millions of lives, and that was just the beginning of his career.

Maurice Hilleman, PhD

A prolific scientist helps create over 40 vaccinations.

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.

Jonas Salk, MD

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