Most Americans think measles vaccine has "very high" preventative care benefits
A vial containing the MMR vaccine. Photo: Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
56% of Americans believe the measles vaccine has "very high" preventative care benefits — an 11-point increase since 2016, according to data out Tuesday from the Pew Research Center.
The big picture: While overall approval of the vaccine (88%) has remained unchanged, Pew credits the increase in perceived preventative health benefits to improved awareness of how measles outbreaks have become a public health problem.