Published: Feb. 17, 2022

As author of Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccines, Sociology Professor Jennifer Reich has been an important resource for insight on vaccine hesitancy among parents before and during the pandemic. As hesitancy had spread to other populations, her knowledge becomes ever more valuable. Lagging COVID-19 vaccination rates for police and firefighters have repeatedly made headlines across the nation, but beyond their occupation there may be another factor that’s dragging down the likelihood someone will get inoculated: gender.

As Pfizer vaccine for kids under 5 nears authorization, parents weigh risks
ABC, Feb 4

Mothers fight over COVID, masks, vaccines. But experts say this is the problem with calling it a 'mommy war.'
USA Today Online, Feb 8

Why are police and firefighters undervaccinated? Gender may play a role
Long Beach Post News, Feb 12

Pregnant during Covid, women struggle to reconcile conflicting advice
NBC News,
Feb 16