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History of Vaccines
An online education resource from The College of Physicians of Philadelphia.

The History of Vaccines is the College’s award-winning website that provides in-depth information on the development, use, and delivery of vaccines within a historical context.


Much of the content is taken from the collections of the College’s Mütter Museum and Historical Medical Library.


The target audiences for The History of Vaccines include parents making immunization decisions for their children; students in high school and college biology, health, and history courses; and healthcare providers.


With interactive timelines, an extensive article bank, more than 700 images and videos, and activities demonstrating concepts such as how vaccines work, The History of Vaccines has useful, interesting information for everyone.


The site is also available in Arabic, Hindi, Spanish, and Urdu.

Follow The History of Vaccines on Twitter: @historyvaccines


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