What the world's religions teach, applied to vaccines and immune globulins.

  title={What the world's religions teach, applied to vaccines and immune globulins.},
  author={John D. Grabenstein},
  volume={31 16},
Religion, Judaism, and the challenge of maintaining an adequately immunized population
Nurses’ knowledge and understanding of the Jewish legal approach as explicated in this article and those of other religions in which similar principles apply can enrich their awareness of how revering God can go hand in hand with an obligation to prevent illness for the self and the community by immunizing.
Religious perspectives on Vaccination: Mandatory Covid-19 vaccine for SA Churches
In public health history, vaccinations have been seen as very helpful as they help protect societies from preventable diseases and save many lives around the world. Despite the fact that few
Jewish Ethics Regarding Vaccination
In recent years, more and more religious communities have been refusing to vaccinate their children, and in so doing are allowing diseases to spread. These communities justify resistance to
Sharia (Islamic Law) Perspectives of COVID-19 Vaccines
The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has caused health, economic, and social challenges globally. Under these circumstances, effective vaccines play a critical role in saving lives,
Vaccine Refusal in the Czech Republic Is Associated with Being Spiritual but Not Religiously Affiliated
These findings showed associations of spirituality and religious fundamentalism with RCT about COVID-19 vaccination and the links of R/S with vaccine refusal and hesitancy, and spirituality was linked to a higher possibility of vaccine refusal.
Clergy attitudes toward vaccines and vaccine advocacy: a qualitative study
Most clergy had positive vaccination attitudes and were open to vaccine advocacy, although discomfort with medical concepts and competing interests in their congregations influenced whether many had chosen to advocate for vaccines.
Religious exception for vaccination or religious excuses for avoiding vaccination
Pediatricians, infectious disease experts, and public health professionals ask themselves why and how “the greatest achievement of public health” became a medical procedure that frightens parents across the globe.
Faith-Based Organizations and SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination: Challenges and Recommendations
The mixed track record of the faith sector in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic includes some religious groups’ deliberate disregard of public health measures to control transmission, mitigate damage, and promote vaccination, plus the “infodemic” of misinformation spread from some pulpits.
Childhood Vaccine Acceptance and Refusal among Warao Amerindian Caregivers in Venezuela; A Qualitative Approach
Although Warao caregivers were generally in favor of vaccination, fear of side effects and the idea that young and sick children are too vulnerable to be vaccinated negatively affected vaccine acceptance.


Measles Outbreak Associated with a Church Congregation: A Study of Immunization Attitudes of Congregation Members
While the experience with measles disease did not necessarily translate into a more positive perception of vaccines, most families that refused vaccination would accept some future vaccines under unique circumstances, such as disease presence in the community or if vaccination could be delayed until a child was older.
Tiff over anti-tetanus vaccine now erupted into battle. International / Philippines.
  • Medicine
    Vaccine weekly
  • 1995
Millions of Filipino women have for years received anti-tetanus vaccines to prevent tetanus in both mothers and their newborn children and the people and groups behind this misinformation campaign have done so much damage to a decidedly beneficial and needed health program.
Moral reflections on vaccines prepared from cells derived from aborted human fetuses.
On June 4, 2003, you wrote to His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, with a copy of this letter forwarded to me, asking to the Sacred Congregation of the Doctrine of Faith a clarification about the
Health consequences of religious and philosophical exemptions from immunization laws: individual and societal risk of measles.
The need for systematic review of vaccine-preventable incidents to examine the effect ofexemptors, increased surveillance of the number of exemptors and cases among them, and research to determine the reasons why individuals claim exemptions is suggested.
Recent developments in medical care of Jehovah's Witnesses.
The recent emergence of reform Jehovah's Witnesses, who petition for a right to freedom of personal choice to accept or refuse blood transfusions, indicates a growing diversity among the followers in their attitudes toward the blood policy.
Polio vaccines : difficult to swallow : the story of a controversy in northern Nigeria
It is argued that while the polio vaccine boycott has proved costly in both economic and human terms, it has opened up important lines of communication at both global and national levels, deepening dialogue, participation and sensitivity.
Refusals and delay of immunization within southwest Alberta. Understanding alternative beliefs and religious perspectives.
Community development activities with individuals of the groups included here who support immunization will increase acceptance of immunization.
Measles outbreaks in religious groups exempt from immunization laws.
State immunization laws which exempt religious groups present difficult problems in disease control in measles epidemics, and public health officials are encouraged to be aware of the legal rights and obligations of religiously exempt groups so outbreaks in these groups can be effectively controlled.
Vaccines and the right of conscience.
  • E. Furton
  • Philosophy
    The national Catholic bioethics quarterly
  • 2004
As a father of five, I have been confronted with the question of whether to vaccinate my children against rubella (“German measles”), and have not hesitated to have my children protected against these diseases.