The reasons for choosing to not take a vaccine fall along a spectrum. Many people are hesitant to allow a newly developed vaccine to be injected into their bodies due to general health concerns such as the speed of the development process, worries about side effects, or lack of familiarity with the substances in the vaccine.
Many of these are concerns with safety and trust. People in this group fall under the category of ‘vaccine-hesitant’ and are responsive to information and transparency regarding vaccine development and results from trials.
If you, or someone you know, are vaccine-hesitant and are looking for reputable information on vaccines and safety, check out our resource page.
Translating Vaccine Resistance focuses on when hesitancy starts to be replaced with more deeply entrenched feelings about the safety of vaccines.