The National Network for Immunization Information is an affiliate of a number of professional societies, including the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Academy of Pediatrics, that seeks to provide the public with "up-to-date, scientifically valid information related to immunization."
In this report, the Immunization Safety Review Committee concludes that the body of epidemiological evidence favors rejection of a causal relationship between the MMR vaccine and autism, as well as between thimerosal-containing vaccines and autism.
In 1998, Wakefield et al. published a paper in The Lancet suggesting an association between the MMR vaccine and autism spectrum disorder, providing the foundation for a wave of vaccination refusal by parents for their children. In 2010, The Lancet retracted the paper, concluding that several elements were incorrect.
This Perspectives piece addresses the issues surrounding compulsory vaccination.
This article reviews the evidentiary basis for school immunization requirements and some of the individual and community risks of vaccine-preventable diseases associated with vaccine refusal.
This article offers a framework for evaluating vaccine mandates, with autonomy on the one hand, which militates against government intrusion, and beneficence, utilitarianism, justice, and nonmaleficence on the other, which may lend support to intervention.
This article describes recent state laws narrowing exemptions to school-entry vaccine mandates, allowing only medical exemptions.