Fewer California parents are vaccinating their children: kindergarten-age children who are not immunized have more than doubled than seven years ago, according to a Los Times analysis of data released by the California Department of Public Health.
Health experts attribute the resurgence of measles outbreaks in the state to the immunization drop, and warn that we could see the reappearance of other serious diseases for the same reason.
What are the sociological and economic factors behind the emergence of the anti-vaccination movement?
Michael Shermer, founding publisher, Skeptic magazine and a columnist for Scientific American
Dr. Oliver Brooks, Chief of pediatrics at Watts Healthcare Corporation and Vice Chair of the California Immunization Coalition