Harvard Poll finds public support for school-based vaccination

Harvard Poll finds public support for school-based vaccination, but limited trust in vaccine safety and public health agencies

New Poll Conducted by SSRS for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Boston, MA – A new poll from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SSRS finds that Americans broadly support (84%) requirements for parents to have children vaccinated against preventable diseases like measles, mumps, and rubella in order to attend school.

But the poll also shows limited trust in vaccines and public health agencies. Just about half of adults (54%) think childhood vaccines are “very safe” for most children and only a third (37%) say they trust public health agencies “a great deal” for information about childhood vaccine safety.