Harvard Health Blog
The inconvenient truth of vaccine refusal
By: Claire McCarthy, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications When I talk to parents who are hesitant about vaccines, what they most want to talk to me about are possible side effects of the vaccine. They worry about everything from fevers and soreness to additives to possible links to autism. They rarely worry about the diseases that vaccines preventóand thatís what worries me most of all.