A very interesting article points out the contradictory manner as to how people think when it comes to vaccines. A doctor posted a conversation one of his colleagues had with a child. The child’s parent wanted an Ebola vaccine shot for their child. When the doctor told the parent they didn’t have one but there was a flu shot vaccine available, the patient replied: We don’t believe in that.
This incident is a reminder of the huge gap between fears and facts in many people’s knowledge of health risks — and how it is responsible for the transmission of illness.