Immunization    Immunization


(a) Vaccination is not within the scope of chiropractic practice. However, Doctors of Chiropractic may be perceived by their patients as knowledgeable experts on matters having to do with health and health care choices. It is likely that patients may seek information or counsel from their chiropractor on the issue of vaccination.

(b) In circumstances where chiropractors or other healthcare providers are consulted about vaccination, they have a professional responsibility to provide current, accurate, unbiased (balanced) information based on sound scientific evidence. This information is necessary in supporting the patients' ability to make a truly informed choice.

(c) Chiropractors and patients may have difficulty in finding, acquiring, sorting, and "making sense of" the amount of complex information on this topic now available on the internet. Doctors and patients may both benefit from easy access to a compiled annotated listing of sources of the scientific literature of vaccination.

Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Information

MeSH Term: Immunization

Scope Note: Deliberate stimulation of the host's immune response. ACTIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of ANTIGENS or IMMUNOLOGIC ADJUVANTS. PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of IMMUNE SERA or LYMPHOCYTES or their extracts (e.g., transfer factor, immune RNA) or transplantation of immunocompetent cell producing tissue (thymus or bone marrow).

MeSH Synonyms:
  • Immunization
  • Immunizations
  • Sensitization, Immunologic
  • Sensitization, Immunological
  • Immunological Sensitization
  • Immunological Sensitizations
  • Sensitizations, Immunological
  • Immunologic Stimulation
  • Immunostimulation
  • Immunological Stimulation
  • Immunological Stimulations
  • Stimulation, Immunological
  • Stimulations, Immunological
  • Immunologic Sensitization
  • Stimulation, Immunologic
  • Variolation
  • Variolations
Applicable MeSH Subheadings:
  • administration and dosage
  • adverse effects
  • classification
  • complications
  • drug effects
  • economics
  • education
  • epidemiology
  • ethics
  • ethnology
  • etiology
  • history
  • immunology
  • injuries
  • instrumentation
  • legislation and jurisprudence
  • manpower
  • methods
  • mortality
  • nursing
  • organization and administration
  • pharmacology
  • physiology
  • prevention and control
  • psychology
  • standards
  • statistics and numerical data
  • supply and distribution
  • therapeutic use
  • therapy
  • trends
  • utilization
  • veterinary

Informative Links


CDC: 10 Tips on Evaluating Immunization Information on the Internet

CDC National Vaccine Program Office: 10 Tips on Evaluating Immunization Information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - Vaccines & Immunizations Recommendations and Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the U.S. Federal agency charged with protecting the health and safety of the general population.

Chiropractic Health Care Section of the APHA

The Chiropractic Health Care Section of the APHA (APHA-CHC) founded in 1995, has maintained a critical role in public health issues such as wellness, health promotion and disease prevention in the context of chiropractic policies and practices.

Hopkins Health - Institute for Vaccine Safety

Faculty from Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Public Health or Nursing take responsibility for the accuracy of all information provided in this database of health-related documents, with no editorial content from faculty with any conflict of interest.

Institute of Medicine - Immunization Safety Review

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is a branch of the National Academy of Sciences providing health-related information to the government, corporate sector, professions and the public.

World Health Organization - Expanded Programme on Immunization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is an international organization concerned with the attainment of health.

Current Clinical Trials Relating to  Immunization Provides patients, family members, and members of the public easy and free access to information on clinical studies for a wide range of diseases and conditions.


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