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Immunization Action Coalition
Vaccine-Related Journal Articles: Religious Concerns
IAC's selection of practical, clinical, and programmatic articles
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Catholics Consenting to Rubella Vaccine
October 25, 1994
The Vatican
Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith, Roman Curia: Instruction Dignitas Personae on Certain Bioethical Questions
Instruction Donum vitae is updated (twenty years after its first publication), September 8, 2008
Related news article:
Vatican: Parents may allow kids to get vaccines linked to abortion
Source: Catholic News Service, December 12, 2008
Vatican Statement on Vaccines Derived From Aborted Human Fetuses
Clarification about the liceity of vaccinating children with vaccines prepared using cell lines derived from aborted human fetuses, June 9, 2005
Immunizations for Public Health (I4PH)
Human Fetal Links with Some Vaccines
Provides description of manufacturing process for viral vaccines and use of human diploid cells
Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins University
Non-Medical Immunization Exemptions: Balancing Parental Autonomy with Protecting the Public's Health
Author: Daniel Salmon, Ph.D., M.P.H.
World Health Organization
Statement from the Seminar Held by the Islamic Organization for Medical Sciences Concerning the Use of Pork Gelatin
July 17, 2001
UK National Health Service
Statement from Rabbi Adler Concerning the Use of Porcine and Animal Products in Vaccines
July 31, 2003
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