Some people hesitate when it’s time to for their children to have their recommended vaccines, afraid of regretting the decision. But regret can go both ways: opting out of immunisation is much more likely to lead to negative outcomes.
This TED talk, leading medical journalist Tara Haelle unpacks the cognitive biases behind decision-making and discusses the challenges parents face when making decisions for their children.
Haelle, author of The Informed Parent, offers her own experience of turning down a vaccine for her son and explains how her research led her to become an advocate for vaccination.
Read our interview with Tara about her book that offers parents evidence-based advice on everything from birth and feeding to sleep training and immunisation.