Vaccine safety: medical contraindications, myths, and risk communication.

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Journal Article (Review)

On the basis of first principles, anaphylaxis to a vaccine or vaccine component is a contraindication to future receipt of that vaccine. • On the basis of strong evidence, live viral vaccines should not be administered to severely immunocompromised children. • On the basis of some evidence with consensus, children with egg allergies may receive inactivated influenza vaccine. • On the basis of strong evidence, neither measles-mumps-rubella vaccine nor thimerosal causes autism. • On the basis of some evidence with consensus, alternative vaccination schedules have no benefit and receipt of human papillomavirus vaccines does not result in promiscuity. • On the basis of first principles and consensus, vaccine risk communication requires a tailored approach to each individual family.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, M

Published Date

  • June 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 227 - 238

PubMed ID

  • 26034253

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26034253

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-3347

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/pir.36-6-227

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States