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Vaccine lessons from the early 1800s: The Boon of Jenner and Covid-19COVID-19 vaccines allowed the world to open back up after months of quarantine, social distancing, and masking. This post traces the history of vaccines and the hesitancy to vaccinate from Edward Jenner's discovery of the smallpox vaccine. The post highlights quotes from the School of Medicine Early Disserations collection to show how vaccines improve the quality of life for people as well as explain the hesitancy of some to get them.