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When was the smallpox vaccine introduced?

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Official Answer by Drugs.com 9 Feb 2016

Smallpox vaccine was the first vaccine to be successfully developed. It was made by Edward Jenner in 1798. He observed that milkmaids of the time did not contract smallpox when exposed to the coxpox virus. Therefore, he developed the first vaccine that contained Variolae Vaccinae.

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