Research Guide: Vaccinations and the Anti-Vaxx Movement

Finding Articles

Since the late 1990s, there has been a growing anti-vaccination (Anti-Vaxx) movement. The science behind the group's claims has been thoroughly debunked but the movement has raised interesting questions about parents' rights. Here are some searches to get you started:

vaccination AND "herd immunity"
vaccination AND disease AND eradication
vaccination AND autism
vaccination AND parents
vaccination AND epidemics
vaccination AND conspiracy
Andrew Wakefield




You can also try searching for these terms in the ScienceDirect Journals.


Background Information

The following books and videos provide background information for beginning research on vaccinations and the Anti-Vaxx movement.
Title Availability
Vaccine: The Debate in Modern America RJ240 .L37 2012, 4th Floor
Vaccine Nation: America’s Changing Relationship with Immunization RA638 .C66 2015, 4th Floor
Vaccinophobia and Vaccine Controversies of the 21st Century RA638 .V34 2013, 4th Floor

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