Moving the Needle
Anti-vaxxers have been around as long as there have been vaccines.
The National Vaccine Institute and Vaccination For All
The early US fight against smallpox was helped by the establishment of the National Vaccine Institute, an agency that wouldn't survive government mistrust.
What Makes Vaccine Mandates Legal?
Historically, the Supreme Court has held that forgoing vaccines is a threat to public health and therefore beyond the bounds of liberty.
Why Do Vaccination Rates Plateau?
Two experts discovered a paradox that can lead people to think disease isn't a problem.
Do Schools Make Good Vaccination Sites?
The influenza virus is a problem student, but vaccinations get extra credit.
Vaccine Hesitancy in the 1920s
As Progressive Era reforms increased the power of government, organized opposition to vaccination campaigns took on a new life.
RV144: The Largest HIV Vaccine Trial in History
One of the biggest advances in AIDS vaccine research was a controversial, landmark treatment that tested a new vaccine on 16,000 Thai volunteers.
C. Buddy Creech: Your Vaccine Questions Answered
Vaccinologist C. Buddy Creech on getting vaccinated, racial disparities, and the lessons we’ve learned after a year of COVID-19.
How Three Women Led the Fight against Pertussis
As whooping cough killed thousands of kids annually, a trio of public health workers were deeply involved in the production and distribution of a vaccine.
The Hellfire Preacher Who Promoted Inoculation
Three hundred years ago, Cotton Mather starred in a debate about treating smallpox that tore Boston apart.