Vaccines were first introduced in 1790 by Edward Jenner to treat smallpox, and since then more and more of these were increasingly introduced to tackle and prevent some of the most deadly diseases. Some scientists believe that trends like globalization, immigration, and economic growth have paved way for new infections and diseases to surface. With advancements in digital technologies like artificial intelligence and big data analytics, many researchers believe that they’ll bring further improvements in the vaccination industry. With the help of big data, personalized vaccine design and administration can be brought into use to provide personalized and effective patient care, thus bringing the patient right at the center of the healthcare industry, to help them with an advanced and data backed healthcare technology.
With Jenner’s treatment of creating immunity to smallpox by using cowpox, the practice attained a widespread presence, and later with further advancements in the field of medicine and technology, smallpox was completely eradicated. In the year 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported a whopping 83.4 percent of all children aged between 19-35 months received the Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DPT) vaccinations, and more than 90 percent of all children in the same age group were given polio, Hepatitis B, and Chickenpox vaccinations. The public is always curious and is willing to spend, to receive optimized and improved healthcare, thus favor medicine and technology advancements. A whopping 82 percent of consumers were open to trying new ways of seeking medical attention.