Journal of Education and
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The Universal Problem that Grows like Avalanche: Vaccine Opposition-Vaccine Rejection and Responsibilities of Nurses


Department of Health Care Services, Elderly Care Program Lecturer, Gaziantep Islamic Science and Technology University, Vocational School of Health Services, Gaziantep, Turkey


Division of Public Health Nursing, Department of Nursing, Gaziantep Islamic Science and Technology University Faculty of Health Sciences, Gaziantep, Turkey

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 352-355
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.60243
Read: 148 Downloads: 73 Published: 30 September 2021

Vaccine rejection is a behavior that threatens public health, not individual freedom. In the rejection of the vaccine about the vaccinations of the parents; “Thinking that the ingredients are harmful, not paying paid vaccines financially, thinking that sin is a religious belief, not believing that the vaccine is useful, thinking that vaccines may be produced in the future due to vaccines, thinking that vaccines are produced for financial purposes by pharmaceutical companies”. It is an expected situation that this increasing problem in the world and in our country poses serious health threats, causes social problems and will continue to open. It is important to analyze the rejection of the vaccine in more detail, to determine what needs to be done for the solution, to disseminate the studies and to develop policies in the country and around the world with the existing study results. Nurses have important responsibilities in providing support and counseling using the necessary communication techniques with parents in the event of a vaccine rejection possible. This review article was written to draw attention to the responsibilities of the nurse by detailing the issues of vaccine anti-vaccine rejection.

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