School of Nursing
Measles, mumps, rubella, vaccine, MMR, ethical, parent, hesitancy
Family Practice Nursing | Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing | Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing | Pediatric Nursing | Public Health and Community Nursing
James, K. (2022). The Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine and Parental Hesitancy: The World’s Unspoken Pandemic (dissertation). Scholars Crossing, Lynchburg, VA.
The Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine (MMR) is a proven necessity for the prevention of measles, mumps, and rubella, which possess severe and possibly life-threatening complications. However, the means in which these vaccines are produced, mandated, or scheduled raise certain concerns within the medical and pharmaceutical consumer community. In fact, there are various communities around the globe that willfully choose to refuse the MMR vaccine, along with many other pediatric vaccinations, resulting in diminished vaccination rates and risk of possible outbreak of any of these three diseases. With this impending threat on the rise, it is necessary to engage in research to best understand the reasoning for parental vaccine refusal and address alternative research approaches for this vital immunization series.