From cholera to COVID: a brief history of vaccines

COVID-19 vaccine bottles.

The COVID-19 pandemic saw the most rapid vaccine development ever. Image: UNSPLASH/Braňo

Douglas Broom
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
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Infographic on the history of vaccines.
Despite vaccines, polio and tuberculosis have not been completely eradicated. Image: Statista
Tweet from WHO.
The WHO has called for the urgent resumption of immunizations across the world. Image: Twitter


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Painting of Edward Jenner.
Edward Jenner discovered a vaccine for smallpox. Image: Wellcome Trust

The last person to contract smallpox.
Ali Maow Maalin was the last person to contract smallpox. Image: Gavi

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