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This is the third issue of volume 6.
This narrative symposium, "To Vaccinate or Not? Parents' Stories", is comprised of personal stories from 12 parents on their decisions about whether or not to vaccinate their children.They offer a first hand look at the debated issues of vaccination. The goal of this symposium is to help facilitate understanding and dialague between people on various sides of this debate.
We are grateful to Kenneth Haller, Bernice L. Housman, Jacob Heller, and Heidi Y. Lawrence for writing commentary articles for this symposium.
James M. DuBois, Ana S. Iltis, Susan G. DuBois
- To Vaccinate or Not? Parents' Stories
Dan Bustillos and Bradley Thornock
Full Collection of Personal Narratives
- How Vaccines Changed our Lives Forever
- Autistic Child Undamaged by Vaccines—A Mother's Story
- Finding Faith in Skepticism and Symbolism in Science
Amy Caruso Brown
- How a Bout of Rotovirus Made Me Apreciate Vaccines
- Comorbidities: Pertussis and Moral Certantiy
- Parents' Rights to Flexibility in an Age When Doctors' "Hands are Tied"
- First Do No Harm
- Not Optional But Required: Vaccinating for the Health and Safety of My Kids and the Public
Kristin R. W. Matthews
- We Failed to Protect our Child
Josh Mazer and Jennifer Mazer
- From Ignorant Consumer to Informed Advocate: Lifting the Curtain and Confronting Oz
- Venturing Beyond the Headlines
- Families are Under No Obligation to Put Their Children at Risk By Participating in the Corrupt Current US National Immunization Program
Web Only Personal Narratives
- Vaccines: All the Risks, None of the Benefits
Michelle M. Guppy
- To Vaccinate or Not—Insights from a Mother Who Lost a Child to Influenza
Serese A. Marrota
- Vaccines: First, Do No Harm
- Love, Fear, and a Leap into the Dark
- Modernity and Vaccination: What Stories of Vaccine Injury Tell Us about Vaccines as Things
Bernice L. Hausman
- Trust in Institiutions, Science and Self—the Case of Vaccines
- Fear of the Irreparable: Narratives in Vaccine Rhetoric
Heidi Y. Lawrence