C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital polls 1416 parents and show more parents find vaccines to be beneficial and safe in response to measles outbreaks. One third of parents say they think vaccines have more benefit than they did a year ago, according to a poll conducted in May. That’s compared to the 5 percent of parents who said they now think vaccines have fewer benefits and 61 percent who think the benefits are the same. Vaccine safety also got a boost, with 25 percent of parents saying they believe vaccines are safer than they thought a year ago, compared to 7 percent of parents who think they’re less safe. Sixty-eight percent didn’t change their minds.
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