Current rates of vaccine hesitancy could jeopardize efforts to achieve herd immunity in the US, says Matt Motta, a political scientist who studies vaccine uptake and effective health communication.
The government should used trusted spokespeople, tailor information so it can be understood by different groups, acknowledge people's concerns, be transparent, and seek public feedback along the way.
As Russia fast tracks a coronavirus vaccine, scientists worry about skipped safety checks – and the potential fallout for trust in vaccines if something ends up going wrong.
We need to investigate the overall health effects of vaccines.
Anti-vaccine info online might have foreign roots and political aims.
Effective communication strategies will be crucial if scientists want to counter the worrying anti-vaccination trend.