On Our Minds
The Chicken Pox Party: One Neighborhood’s Vaccine Civil War
Charles Monroe-Kane was reading a local paper when something caught his eye. Marquette Elementary School, the school one of his children attends, has a 13.8% non-vaccination rate. That rate is the highest for any public school in Madison, and is nearly three times higher than Wisconsin’s state average.
So why is the non-vaccination rate so high? He set out to talk to his neighbors and find out their positions in the contemporary "vaccine wars."