Calling the Shots: Why Parents Reject Vaccine, by Jennifer A. Reich, Associate Professor of Sociology, was released last month by NYU Press. For or over a decade, Reich has been studying the phenomenon of vaccine refusal from the perspectives of parents who distrust vaccines and the corporations that make them, as well as the health care providers and policy makers who see them as essential to ensuring community health.
Reich reveals how parents who opt out of vaccinations see their decision: what they fear, what they hope to control, and what they believe is in their child’s best interest.
New Book Traces History Of Vaccine Debate
Colorado Public Radio, Aug 29