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How Risky Are Vaccines?

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Published on Oct 19, 2015

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herd immunity: immunity that occurs when the vaccination of a portion of a population provides protection for individuals who have not developed immunity
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Credits:
Script Writer: Kate Yoshida (twitter:@KateYoshida)
Script Editor: Emily Elert (twitter:@eelert)
Video Illustrator: Omkar Bhagat (twitter:@TheCuriousEnggr)
Video Director: Emily Elert (twitter:@eelert)
With Contributions From: Alex Reich (twitter:@alexhreich), Henry Reich (twitter:@minutephysics), Peter Reich and Ever Salazar (twitter:@eversalazar)
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References:

Alecca, J. (2015, March 31). Measles vaccinations jump after scare, public dialogue. Seattle Times. http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-n...

Bohlke, K., Davis, R.L., Marcy, S. M., Braun, M. M., DeStefano, F., Black, S.B., Mullooly, J.P., Thompson, R.S. (2003). Risk of Anaphylaxis After Vaccination of Children and Adolescents, Pediatrics, 112, 815-820. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org...

Center for Disease Control (2015, August 17). Vaccines and Immunizations: Possible Side-effects from Vaccines. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/s...

Chapman University (2014). Social Reality Index. https://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/_fi...

Chen, R.T. (1999). Vaccine risks: real, perceived and unknown. Vaccine, 17, S41–S46.

Kimmel, S. R. (2002). Vaccine Adverse Events: Separating Myth from Reality. American Family Physician, 66, 2113–2120. http://www.aafp.org/afp/2002/1201/p21...

National Safety Council (2015). Injury Facts. http://www.nsc.org/learn/safety-knowl...

The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital (2015). National Poll on Children's Health: Safer, with More Benefits: Parents’ Vaccines Views Shifting, Volume 24 Issue 2. http://mottnpch.org/sites/default/fil...

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