The Role of Vaccine Refusal in Recent Outbreaks of Measles and Pertussis

Measles and pertussis have been effectively controlled in the United States with the use of vaccines. However, recent outbreaks of these vaccine-preventable diseases have prompted many to examine why this is happening. A review of recent research looks at whether the reluctance of some parents to have their children vaccinated plays a role in these outbreaks.
Measles and pertussis have been effectively controlled in the United States with the use of vaccines. However, recent outbreaks of these vaccine-preventable diseases have prompted many to examine why this is happening. A review of recent research looks at whether the reluctance of some parents to have their children vaccinated plays a role in these outbreaks.