Last updated on: 3/19/2019 | Author:

Jonathan A. McCullers, MD Biography

Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Pro to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"

“The rate of parents claiming non-medical exemptions to vaccines is 2.5 times higher in states that allow both religious and philosophical exemptions compared to religious exemptions alone – evidence that allowing multiple pathways to exemption worsens this problem… Vaccine refusal is one of the growing public health threats of our time. If we continue to allow non-medical exemptions to vaccination, rates of vaccination will continue to fall and more outbreaks will undoubtedly follow.”

“United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions ‘Vaccines Save Lives: What Is Driving Preventable Disease Outbreaks?,'”, Mar. 5, 2019

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Board Member, Urban Child Institute, Dec. 2016-present
  • Board Member, Health Choice, July 2015-present
  • Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Health Science Center, University of Tennessee, Mar. 2012-present
  • Pediatrician-in-Chief, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Mar. 2012-present
  • Professor, Micro Immunology and Biochemistry, Health Science Center, University of Tennessee
  • Adjunct Faculty, Department of Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, July 1996-Feb. 2012
  • MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1993
  • BA, Pre-Medicine, University of Virginia, 1989
  • None found
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Pro & Con Quotes: Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?