© 2024 Maine Public

Bangor Studio/Membership Department
63 Texas Ave.
Bangor, ME 04401

Lewiston Studio
1450 Lisbon St.
Lewiston, ME 04240

Portland Studio
323 Marginal Way
Portland, ME 04101

Registered 501(c)(3) EIN: 22-3171529
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Scroll down to see all available streams.

Parent Fears Keep Children from Vaccines

About 20 percent of U.S. preschoolers -- more than 2 million children -- aren't getting recommended vaccinations. New research suggests the toughest obstacle may be parents who believe vaccines are more dangerous than the diseases they prevent. NPR's Jon Hamilton reports.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Jon Hamilton is a correspondent for NPR's Science Desk. Currently he focuses on neuroscience and health risks.