Countries are scrambling to crack down on anti-vaxxers amid a 300% rise in measles cases the last few years.

Some doctors are trying out a new approach to sway vaccine-doubting parents—one rooted in dialogue, aimed at assuaging a parents’ hesitancy before it becomes entrenched.   Meeting with a hesitant new mother in Québec, neonatologist Arnaud Gagneur used motivational…

The term “conscientious objector” is closely associated with war—but it originally referred to people who refused vaccines. In 1800s England, after vaccination rules were loosened to allow for a “conscience clause” conscientious objection cases spiraled, sparking debate. …

Wish you had an app to help you talk to the vaccine skeptics in your life?   Now you do. Verywell’s “Healthy Conversations” takes a choose-your-own-adventure approach for those striving for productive dialogue.   Playing the part of the doubter, Verywell might say:  

It’s common knowledge that the American measles outbreak is spurred by parents refusing to vaccinate their children. But what cultural phenomena led to this?  

The brewing crisis in vaccine confidence is more severe in Europe compared to the rest of the world, according to the first Wellcome Global Monitor survey tracking attitudes toward science.  

New York City officials declared a public health emergency yesterday and ordered mandatory measles vaccinations over an outbreak centered in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn.   Officials tie Brooklyn’s eruption of cases—at least 285 since September, mostly in…

A hateful tactic by anti-vaxxers: Encouraging each other to target grieving mothers of children who are ill or have passed away.   Online antivax group members will post horrific messages on parents’ social media, ostensibly to traumatize immunization advocates. Messaging…

Yet another study has debunked the link between autism and measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations. The findings, published yesterday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, further refute vaccine skepticism fueled by a small, decades-old study now expunged from medical…

Vaccination, writes Masha Gessen, is a basic political issue because its success hinges on community agreement—and vaccine refusal is a political act.