Negative attitude of highly educated parents and health care workers towards future vaccinations in the Dutch childhood vaccination program

Holy cow.  They just don’t get it.  This study and every other one I’ve come across show that the more educated someone is, the less likely they are to choose vaccination.

In this study, you can add health care workers to the list of those less likely to choose vaccination.  But the asinine quote of the year goes to the author’s conclusion, “Modifiable determinants for a negative attitude to comply with new vaccinations are mainly based on lack of specific knowledge. These barriers to vaccinations might be overcome by improving health education in the vaccination program, especially when targeted at educated parents and health care workers.”

So we need to educate the educated and teach the health care workers about health?  Is there no light bulb going off that these people who are less likely to choose vaccination might be onto something?

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James Bogash

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