Vaccine Hesitancy

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Vaccines have been around for a few centuries now, with the first vaccine developed in 1796. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccine “stimulates a person’s immune system to produce immunity to a specific disease.” Despite the good intentions of vaccines and the advanced research and funding that goes towards these vaccines, there are people around the world who are hesitant to get vaccinated. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that vaccine hesitancy is “the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines.” This is a big issue because it can “reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases.” These so-called “anti-vaxxers” are primarily made up of people who are college-educated, live in the suburbs, have an above-average income, and are ethnically white (ContagionLive). This demographic is especially true for those who live in Texas. These people may not want to get…

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