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

@article{Grabenstein2013WhatTW,
  title={What the world's religions teach, applied to vaccines and immune globulins.},
  author={John D. Grabenstein},
  journal={Vaccine},
  year={2013},
  volume={31 16},
  pages={
          2011-23
        }
}
For millennia, humans have sought and found purpose, solace, values, understanding, and fellowship in religious practices. Buddhist nuns performed variolation against smallpox over 1000 years ago. Since Jenner developed vaccination against smallpox in 1796, some people have objected to and declined vaccination, citing various religious reasons. This paper reviews the scriptural, canonical basis for such interpretations, as well as passages that support immunization. Populous faith traditions… CONTINUE READING
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