Some forms of vaccine hesitancy may have roots in religious beliefs about future apocalyptic events. Such beliefs engender fear of centralized governmental authority as manifest in public health mandates involving vaccines or masks. The author’s upbringing as a religious survivalist provides perspective on why some people display vaccine hesitancy. Several ways to address these fears are discussed.
Claborn, David M.
"Vaccine Hesitancy and the Apocalypse,"
eJournal of Public Affairs: Vol. 11:
1, Article 17.
Available at: https://bearworks.missouristate.edu/ejopa/vol11/iss1/17