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NNii provides up-to-date information on immunization science. This section contains synopses of articles from the scientific, peer-reviewed literature related to vaccines and immunization. Each synopsis includes a comment from NNii intended to guide readers on the strengths, weaknesses and implications of the study.


Vaccine Misinformation (4 Articles)

  • Vaccine Safety Concerns and Immunization Status

    Concerns about vaccine safety have increased, largely fueled by misinformation. This study analyzed vaccine safety-related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors of parents whose children are not fully immunized.
  • Demographics of Unvaccinated Children

    Three children per thousand in the United States have never received any vaccines. This study shows that the characteristics of unvaccinated children and how they differ from undervaccinated children.
  • Characteristics of Anti-vaccination Web Sites

    Many people in the United States look for health information on the internet. Unfortunately, there is a great deal of misinformation online. This study describes the content and design characteristics of anti-vaccination web sites.
  • Misinformation Can Cause Disease Outbreaks

    In several countries, publicity about safety concerns with the whooping cough vaccine led to the rise of anti-vaccine movements. This study shows how the activities of these movements led to whooping cough epidemics.
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