Is inoculation the same as vaccination?
Besides, is inoculation still used?
This generally produced a less severe infection than naturally-acquired smallpox, but still induced immunity to it. This first method for smallpox prevention, smallpox inoculation, is now also known as variolation. Inoculation has ancient origins and the technique was known in India and China.
Also Know, when was inoculation made illegal? Vaccination was first made compulsory in 1852, and the provisions were made more stringent in 1867, 1871, and 1874.
Moreover, how is inoculation done?
Inoculation. Inoculation, process of producing immunity and method of vaccination that consists of introduction of the infectious agent onto an abraded or absorptive skin surface instead of inserting the substance in the tissues by means of a hollow needle, as in injection.
Who came up with inoculation?
Smallpox vaccine, the first successful vaccine to be developed, was introduced by Edward Jenner in 1796. He followed up his observation that milkmaids who had previously caught cowpox did not later catch smallpox by showing that inoculated cowpox protected against inoculated smallpox.