History of Vaccines

History of Vaccines

Please note that our History of Vaccines website is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We advise users to avoid visiting this website.

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 Mütter Museum and the 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, activities demonstrating concepts such as how vaccines work, and the epidemic simulation game Illsville, The History of Vaccines has useful, interesting information for everyone.

Follow The History of Vaccines on Twitter: @historyvaccines

The Mütter Museum helps the public appreciate the mysteries and beauty of the human body while understanding the history of diagnosis and treatment of disease.

  • 19 S 22nd Street
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
Get Directions
  • Monday through Sunday
  • 10am–5pm
  • We are closed on Thanksgiving, December 24, December 25 and January 1