The history of vaccines dates back to the 1790s when Edward Jenner created the first vaccine for smallpox. Throughout the years more vaccines have been made, and some diseases have been eradicated.
The current culture of globalization, immigration, and economic growth have allowed new infections to emerge and those that we thought were gone to come back. Researchers believe that more advancements will come when vaccines meet big data, allowing for personalized vaccine design and administration. The emergence of data analytics in healthcare and life sciences strives to gather information to place the patient where they should be in the healthcare industry — right in the center.