A very important issue to understand and counter, to make sure all kids get the healthy start in life they deserve. 

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A decade ago in Nigeria, rumors spread that polio vaccines were surreptitious sterilization efforts. That led to a boycott of the vaccine in 2003 and a resurgence in the poliovirus three years later.

The story points up a key point about vaccines. Confidence is critical.

A new study of more than 20,000 people in five countries looks as why people aren’t confident in vaccines. The reasons vary, from a belief the vaccine isn’t safe to a bad experience with a previous vaccination.

And the results can be devastating.

What’s Up With Parents Who Don’t Vaccinate Their Children?

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