Stern's paper on the history of vaccines cited in New York Times
"What Really Makes a Difference in Vaccination Rates?" - New York Times. 3/6/2019.
Stern and Markel's article in Health Affairs is cited to show that fears about and resistance to vaccination are not new. They date to the late 18th century, when the first vaccine was developed.
The History Of Vaccines And Immunization: Familiar Patterns, New Challenges
Alexandra Minna Stern and Howard Markel
Health Affairs 2005 24:3, 611-621