Concerns over vaccine side effects driving hesitancy in Detroit, says Morenoff

September 15, 2021 Detroit Free Press

As the school year gets started, many are saying high vaccination rates are key to keeping schools in person. Jeffrey Morenoff, professor of public policy and sociology and director of the Population Studies Center, explained what may be affecting vaccination rates in Detroit.

"People who are trying to protect their family could also be trying to protect it by not taking what they view as unacceptably high risks: That they may experience severe side effects or other health consequences from the vaccine that might impede their ability to care for their children," he explained.