How to convince people to vaccinate their children

Researchers say they’ve found a way to combat anti-vaccine attitudes

Over recent years, measles has once again become a public health crisis in the western world as a result of growing anti-vaccination movements in the UK and the US. This is an enormous problem because the success of vaccination depends on herd immunity: unless the vast majority of the population is protected, vaccines cannot halt the rapid spread of infectious diseases, leaving vulnerable people at risk, such as those with immune disorders, the elderly and newborn babies. Efforts to encourage vaccine uptake have been hampered by a curious psychological phenomenon: the Backfire Effect. ….[READ]

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