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Unpacking parents' reasons for not vaccinating their children: why it matters

By Sara Cooper, Senior Scientist, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and Honorary researcher, Division of Social & Behavioural Sciences, School of Public Health, UCT, South African Medical Research Council
Alison Swartz, Alison Swartz , University of Cape Town
Bey-Marrié Schmidt, Senior Lecturer, University of the Western Cape
Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director, Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council
Christopher J Colvin, Associate Professor, University of Cape Town
Evanson Z Sambala, Research Fellow, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand
Natalie Leon, Specialist Scientist Researcher, South African Medical Research Council
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Vaccination uptake is influenced by many factors and carries a variety of meanings – social, political, economic, ideological, moral as well as biological.The Conversation


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