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Open Access Honors Program Thesis

First Advisor

Thomas Davis

Keywords

Vaccination of children; Vaccination of children--Complications; Vaccines--Health aspects:

Abstract

The purpose of this thesis is to explore and analyze the existing literature regarding the refusal to receive vaccinations designed specifically to prevent Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), which has spurred a serious public health issue that puts every unvaccinated person at risk. It will investigate the reasons people refuse to get vaccinations for themselves or their children. The analysis of the current situation and the application of the Health Belief Model to the related factors will provide potential explanations regarding how the decision-making process may strengthen efforts towards increasing vaccination rates.

Date of Award

2016

Department

School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services

University Honors Designation

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors

Date Original

5-2016

Object Description

1 PDF file (27 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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