How to Convince Parents to Vaccinate Their Children Anti-Privivochnikov?
In California, measles continues to spread. Once after another, visitors to the local Disneyland became infected people, the number of cases has risen to 51 people. According to health officials, the scale of infection could be much higher if most children were not vaccinated. By the way, 9 out of 10 people that have picked up the virus at Disneyland, have not been vaccinated.
In the United States, there is a Anti-Privivochnikov Lobby. Thanks to their efforts, since 2007, the number of parents refusing to vaccinate their children has doubled. The consequences were not long in coming 2015, the US had a first in 60 years outbreak of whooping cough. Sickened more than 9,000 children, 10 of whom died. Most of the victims – infants up to 3 months, which have not yet been vaccinated.
But no matter what, parents continue to write failures to vaccinations and fearing “serious complications” because of the fact that the baby’s immune system cannot cope with the alleged deactivated viruses.
Meanwhile, non vaccinated children are at risk and not only themselves but other children as well, also their parents. Amy Parker, who had not been vaccinated in childhood, wrote in an article for Slate, that she had seen “more people who experienced complications of childhood illnesses than those who have suffered from vaccines.” Among the most serious complications – deafness from measles, rubella loss of vision and chickenpox, pneumonia, and death from meningitis.
In order to stop the epidemic infections, for which died out before the whole city should be 92% of the vaccinated population. Fortunately, in civilized countries, the figure is about 95%.
How can convince the remaining 5% that vaccination is not evil, and salvation?
In 2004, in a document entitled “Disappearing Vaccinations: Why so many Americans have refused to vaccinate their children?” Law Professor “Steve Kalandrillo” wrote, “vaccines are becoming a victim of its success. Many people have never witnessed large-scale epidemics that today protect the vaccine. Hence the complacency with respect to immunization.”
A bit of history. In the early 20th century, the average human lifespan was 48 years old. For 100 years it has grown to more than 70 years. And the people of China live on average to 83 years.
Doctors have identified the three main factors that contributed to the increase in human life expectancy. This improvement of hygiene and sanitation, antibiotics, and of course, the vaccine.
Before the advent of immunization infection destroyed entire towns. On the information graphics indicated how many people die in the US from infectious diseases before and after the appearance of vaccines.
What is the failure of parents to vaccinate argue child?
As mentioned earlier, the fear of complications of vaccination, often far-fetched
Confidence that a healthy diet, non-GMO foods rich in vitamins and minerals, exercise will protect children from infection.
Religious beliefs that are logically difficult to explain.
Convince these parents in the safety of vaccines is not easy. In his study , published in the journal Pediatrics, researchers from Dartmouth College held discussions with the parents in 1759. Agreed to be vaccinated only one person. Then, in subsequent studies, they showed four groups of parents to one report, which indicated the effectiveness of vaccines and the importance of vaccination against measles, mumps and rubella. One report was referred to the myth about autism with a few references to studies that refute it. The second message contained a story about the many complications of infectious diseases. The third article contained the true story of a 10-month baby who is infected with a dangerous infection at a reception at the pediatrician. In the latter material were presented photos of the parents, who suffered complications after infection, “child” disease.
Surprisingly, all of these reports have caused the opposite effect: the number of parents said that vaccines cause serious side effects increased from 7.7% to 13.8%. With regard to communication about autism, it became clear that some parents were convinced that vaccines do not cause autism, but the number of those who refused vaccination still increased.
If not scientific arguments, then what?
The results showed that the arguments of scientists cannot convince parents for Anti-Privivochnikov as fighting fire with fire will ignite even more fire.
Alternatively, you can benefit from the experience of political PR. In his book “The Political Brain” psychologist Drew Western writing about the study, which was attended by supporters of both candidates in the US Presidential Elections in 2014 – George W. Bush and John Kerry. They were shown a video of political debate between candidates while viewing audience was performed MRI brain scans.
MRI Brain Scan Data: Scientists have discovered an interesting pattern; once a candidate challenged the beliefs and worldview of the audience area of the brain responsible for reasoning and logic, hibernate. At the same time, other areas of the brain responsible for aggression intensified.
The conclusion is to convince people that contradicts their worldview which is a futile and ineffective exercise. We need a different approach.
Let us turn to another instructive study.
Michael Lacour, a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles, and his team have trained for lesbian, gay and bisexual agitated voters homophobic areas. They talked about gay marriage for about 20 minutes, listening to the stories of voters and telling their own. Lacour team discovered that the words of the agitators gay accepted more favorably than heterosexual arguments agitators. Furthermore, voters, inspired by the stories of gay agitators, even after 9 months were in favor of same-sex marriage.
It is possible that this method of persuasion might well work against parents who oppose vaccination. Parent organization Voices for Vaccines, which supports immunization, has already gone down this path. “We ask those 90% of parents whose children are vaccinated, talk about the need for vaccinations. Experience shows that only parents can convince other parents to take a child to be vaccinated.