Should rare immunologic, neurologic, and other adverse events be indications to withhold vaccination?

Donald E. Greydanus, Andrey Leonov, Ahmed Elisa, Roua Azmeh


Millions of illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths are prevented by vaccination worldwide. This discussion examines vaccine safety concerns from the past several decades of immunization research. Both immunologic and non-immunologic side effects are reviewed, and clarification is provided regarding some highly-publicized myths regarding vaccine safety.