Emphasis on danger of preventable diseases eases vaccine hesitancy

Physicians highlighting the danger and potential harm related to vaccine-preventable diseases are more likely to change parents’ attitudes on vaccine safety than physicians who focus too heavily on refuting vaccination safety myths, according to a recent study. “We found that directing people’s attention to the risks posed by not getting vaccinated, like getting measles, mumps

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“We succeeded in altering people’s vaccination attitudes by drawing attention to the consequences of not vaccinating their children,” researcher John E. Hummel, PhD, of the department of psychology at the University of Illinois, and colleagues wrote. “It is often easier to replace an existing belief with an alternative belief rather than attempting to directly counter it.” – by David Costill

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