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    • Andrew Wakefield and the MMR Vaccination Controversy 

      Kasik, Olivia (Virginia Tech, 2012-03)
      This information sheet seeks to explain Andrew Wakefieldʼs role in the MMR vaccination controversy and the reaction that followed from his 1998 publication in The Lancet.
    • Anti-Vaccination Movement 

      Chapman, Jonathan (Virginia Tech, 2010-03-13)
      The current anti-vaccination movements that have established themselves in the United States as well as other regions in the world are like a hydra of discourse. Right when one effective measure is created to convince ...
    • Autism and the MMR Vaccine [annotated bibliography] 

      Cobert, Lauren (Virginia Tech, 2010)
    • The Autism Vaccine Scare 

      Cobert, Lauren (Virginia Tech, 2010)
      The main goal of vaccination is to stop the spread of communicable diseases. Maintaining a herd vaccination rate of ~90% is how WHO controls outbreaks of preventable infectious diseases. However, the autism vaccine scare ...
    • Cumberland Plateau Health District 2009-2010 Flu Season Vaccine Study: Final Report 

      Marmagas, Susan West; Dannenberg, Clare; Hausman, Bernice L.; Anthony, Elizabeth; Boyer, Stacy Bingham; Fortenberry, Lauren; Lawrence, Heidi (Virginia Tech, 2011-08-31)
      The Cumberland Plateau Health District of the Virginia Department of Health commissioned a team of faculty at Virginia Tech in 2011 to conduct a small pilot study of seasonal flu and H1N1 vaccination practices in Far ...
    • Disneyland Measles Outbreak 

      Palladino, Erica (Virginia Tech, 2015-05)
      This media information sheet analyzes print and online coverage of the 2015 Disneyland measles outbreak. The frameworks that the media used to report on the outbreak presented vaccination as the only viable option from ...
    • Diversity and Vaccine Controversy 

      Frempong, Erica (Virginia Tech, 2010)
      My area of research dealt with many different aspects of the vaccine movement, the main three were: anti-vaccine sentiments over the Internet, global instances of anti-vaccination efforts, and differences in social class ...
    • Global Antivaccination [annotated bibliography] 

      Frempong, Erica (Virginia Tech, 2010-05)
    • H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Vaccination: Interpreting the College Student Survey 

      Soppet, Kelsey; Sozer, Aubrey; Trebach, Joshua (Virginia Tech, 2011)
      The Vaccination Research Group is interested in understanding the social and cultural contexts for this distrust and examining the themes and stories that are told in antivaccination narratives.
    • Historical Vaccine Refusal [annotated bibliography] 

      Smith, Carly (Virginia Tech, 2010-05-10)
    • The HIV Vaccine: Barriers and Breakthroughs 

      Foley, James (Virginia Tech, 2013-12)
    • Human Papillomavirus and Gardasil 

      Patel, Elena; Ghebremichael, Mecal; Sutherland), Aimee (Virginia Tech, 2013-10)
      Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexual transmitted disease (STD), with 79 million Americans currently infected and 14 million new infections occurring annually... The pharmaceutical company Merck developed ...
    • The Influence of Government and Media on Vaccination Opinions 

      Smith, Carly (Virginia Tech, 2010-05-10)
      Multitudes of vaccines have been produced since the introduction of the very first against smallpox. Some saw success while others were failures. No matter the vaccine, though, there are always those who resist for one ...
    • Influenza Vaccine History 

      Nesterova, darya (Virginia Tech, 2012-10)
      This media information sheet provides a brief overview of the history of Influenza vaccine development and recommendations made over time concerning vaccine use.
    • Media and the Public Perceptions of Vaccines 

      Trebach, Josh; Soppet, Kelsey; Sozer, Aubrey (Virginia Tech, 2011)
      People are exposed to the media’s influence from early on in life. Media here refers to all the types of technology that are used for mass communication (Internet, newspapers, radio, etc.) and those that control the ...
    • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome 

      Peddireddy, Varsh (Virginia Tech, 2013-10)
      In 2012, a new coronavirus called, MERS-CoV emerged in Saudi Arabia. Coronavirus is the name for a group of viruses that have crown-like spikes on their surface. There are three main sub-groupings of coronaviruses, known ...
    • MMR Vaccination Controversy 

      Kaski, Olivia (Virginia Tech, 2012-04)
      This media analysis report seeks to examine the themes that the media uses to discuss the MMR vaccination controversy and their usefulness for understanding the issues.
    • Pandemic Influenza 

      Nesterova, Darya (Virginia Tech, 2012-12)
      This media kit explores the reasoning behind the belief that an influenza pandemic is imminent.
    • ‘Poisonous, Filthy, Loathsome, Damnable Stuff’: The Rhetorical Ecology of Vaccination Concern 

      Hausman, Bernice L.; Ghebremichael, Mecal; Hayek, Philip; Mack, Erin (Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, 2014)
      In this article, we analyze newspaper articles and advertisements mentioning vaccination from 1915 to 1922 and refer to historical studies of vaccination practices and attitudes in the early 20th century in order to assess ...