In a newly published paper titlted “Telling stories of vaccine-preventable diseases: why it works,” Drs. Boom and Cunningham of Texas Children’s Hospital explore the benefits of storytelling in health communication and, in particular, immunization education. The pair cover the realm of anti-vaccine advocates as well as the evidence that reveals a misunderstanding of quantitative information which results in mistrepretation of risk.

Boom and Cunningham have also published a book titled, “Vaccine-Preventable Disease: The Forgotten Story,” which is a collection of photographs and personal stories of families affected by vaccine-preventable diseases.

For more information on the paper, click here. For more information on the book, click here.