Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Vaccination of children; Vaccination of children--Complications; Vaccines--Health aspects:
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
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
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©2016 Sarah L. McHugh
McHugh, Sarah L., "A healthy herd: addressing the justifications for vaccine denial and applying the health belief model to the current anti-vaccination movement" (2016). Honors Program Theses. 225.