From historical safety concerns, like the Cutter Incident in 1955 or the withdrawal of the first rotavirus vaccine in 1999, to improvements in vaccine safety and the control, elimination, and eradication of vaccine-preventable diseases, understanding the history of vaccines can help you understand how important vaccines really are to us all.
history of the anti-vaccine movement
Did William Osler call for the first vaccinated vs unvaccinated trial?
Mahatma Gandhi was against vaccines, but he also thought disease was caused by an imbalance of earth, water, air, fire, and ether.
How can parents still be exposing kids to a potentially life threatening disease at a chicken pox party when a safe and effective vaccine is available?