The Politics of Vaccinations

Hosted by

After a measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland, President Obama says kids should be fully vaccinated. But New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, visiting a vaccine lab in England, said parents should have, “some measure of choice” about whether to vaccinate for diseases. And Republican senator Rand Paul, another possible 2016 Presidential candidate, went even further in an interview on CNBC yesterday, saying that he’s heard of cases of vaccinated children suffering severe consequences. Are there dangers in politicizing the debate?

Credits

Guest:
Josh Kraushaar - Political Editor for National Journal - @HotlineJosh

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Andrew Walsh, Christian Bordal, Matt Holzman, Jolie Myers, Anna Scott