**Timeline of vaccines**

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**Timeline of vaccines**

Although vaccines exist for these human diseases, only smallpox has been eliminated worldwide and they continue to causes 10's of millions of deaths each year. Polio and measles are current targets of worldwide eradication campaigns.

- 1796 First vaccine for Smallpox, first vaccine for any disease
- 1879 First vaccine for Cholera
- 1881 First vaccine for Anthrax
- 1882 First vaccine for Rabies
- 1890 First vaccine for Tetanus
- 1890 First vaccine for Diphtheria
- 1897 First vaccine for Plague
- 1926 First vaccine for Pertussis
- 1927 First vaccine for Tuberculosis
- 1935 First vaccine for Yellow Fever
- 1937 First vaccine for Typhus
- 1945 First vaccine for Influenza
- 1952 First vaccine for Polio
- 1954 First vaccine for Japanese encephalitis
- 1962 First Oral Polio Vaccine
- 1964 First vaccine for Measles
- 1967 First vaccine for Mumps
- 1970 First vaccine for Rubella
- 1974 First vaccine for Chicken Pox
- 1977 First vaccine for Pneumonia (Streptococcus pneumoniae)
- 1978 First vaccine for Meningitis (Neisseria meningitidis)
- 1981 First vaccine for Hepatitis B
- 1985 First vaccine for Haemophilus influenzae type b (HiB)
- 1992 First vaccine for Hepatitis A
- 1998 First vaccine for Lyme Disease
- 1998 First vaccine for rotavirus