The Association between Vaccination and Autoimmunity

  • Meenakshi Chopra
  • Yagyeshwar Malhotra
  • Varsha Sharma
  • Sourav Chandra Bidyasagar Bal
Keywords: Vaccines, Vaccination, Immunity


Vaccines are one of the prime preventive measures against infectious diseases. Administration of vaccination may lead to significant autoimmune manifestations. There is a vast literature on autoimmune issues associated with vaccines including animal and in-vitro studies, case reports and case series. Contrary to this, epidemiological research work does not report this association. This review on the potential association between vaccines and the development of autoimmune diseases is based on currently available scientific literature. We conclude that vaccines have a very positive impact on human health. Further research is required to clarify the association between vaccines and autoimmune conditions and also the detailed mechanisms behind this.


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Author Biographies

Meenakshi Chopra

Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SGT Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, SGT University, Gurugram

Yagyeshwar Malhotra

MDS (Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics), Consultant Orthodontist, Kangra, HP, India (Corresponding Author)

Varsha Sharma

Reader, Public Health Dentistry, Mansarovar Dental College, Kolar Road, Bhopal

Sourav Chandra Bidyasagar Bal

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Institute of Dental Science, SOA University Bhubaneswar


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DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0502.05422
Published: 2021-05-30
How to Cite
Meenakshi Chopra, Yagyeshwar Malhotra, Varsha Sharma, Sourav Chandra Bidyasagar Bal. The Association between Vaccination and Autoimmunity. IHRJ [Internet]. 2021May30 [cited 2024Mar.2];5(2):RV9-RV13. Available from:

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