Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century

  • Archana Chatterjee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Avinash K. Shetty, Yvonne A. Maldonado
    Pages 15-49
  3. B. A. Pahud, C. J. Harrison
    Pages 51-86
  4. Clea Sarnquist, Yvonne A. Maldonado
    Pages 87-95
  5. Kody Moffatt, Clancy McNally
    Pages 97-118
  6. Jeffery Goad, Melissa Durham
    Pages 119-128
  7. Anna M. Johnson
    Pages 129-146
  8. Donald B. Middleton, Robert M. Wolfe
    Pages 147-164
  9. Catherine O’Keefe, Meghan Potthoff
    Pages 165-179
  10. James H. Conway, Roman Aydiko Ayele
    Pages 213-233
  11. Alice Pong, Mark Sawyer
    Pages 235-254
  12. Ann-Christine Nyquist
    Pages 255-266
  13. Harold C. Delasalas, Russell J. Hopp
    Pages 267-290
  14. Michael J. Smith
    Pages 307-320
  15. Nandini Bakshi, James J. Sejvar
    Pages 321-330
  16. Ann-Christine Nyquist
    Pages 331-350
  17. Linda K. Ohri
    Pages 369-381
  18. Paola Dees, David M. Berman
    Pages 383-398
  19. David M. Berman, Paola Dees
    Pages 399-418
  20. Rajib Dasgupta, Narendra K. Arora
    Pages 419-437
  21. Glen J. Nowak, Kate LaVail, Allison Kennedy, Kristine Sheedy
    Pages 459-479
  22. Back Matter
    Pages 481-497

About this book


Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century

Archana Chatterjee, editor

 Once hailed as a medical miracle, vaccination has come under attack from multiple fronts, including occasionally from within medicine. And while the rates of adverse reactions remain low, suggestions that vaccines can cause serious illness (and even death) are inspiring parents to refuse routine immunizations for their children--ironically, exposing them and others to potentially serious illness.

 Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century explains clearly how this state of affairs came into being, why it persists, and how healthcare professionals can best respond. Current findings review answers to bedrock questions about known adverse events, what vaccine additives are used for, and real and perceived risks involved in immunization. Perspectives representing pediatricians, family practitioners, nurses, parents, pharmacy professionals, the CDC, and the public health community help the reader sort out legitimate from irrational concerns. In-depth analyses discuss the possibility of links with asthma, cancer, Guillain-Barre syndrome, SIDS, and, of course, autism. Included in the coverage:

  • Communicating vaccine risks and benefits
  • The vaccine misinformation landscape in family medicine
  • Perceived risks from live viral vaccines
  • The media's role in vaccine misinformation
  • Autoimmunity, allergies, asthma, and a relationship to vaccines
  • Vaccines and autism: the controversy that won't go away

The conundrums described here are pertinent to practitioners in pediatrics, family medicine, primary care, and nursing to help families with informed decision making. In addition, Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century should be read by trainees and researchers in child development and maternal and child health as the book's issues will have an impact on future generations of children and their families.



Adverse events Anti-vaccine movement Evidence-based medicine Vaccine development Vaccine patents Vaccine safety

Editors and affiliations

  • Archana Chatterjee
    • 1
  1. 1., School of MedicineCreighton UniversityOmahaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-7437-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-7438-8
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