A recent survey has found that fathers show far more willingness to vaccinate their children than mothers: while about 1 out of 4 mothers say they’re firmly resistant to letting their kids get the shot, only about 1 in 10 fathers feel the same way. Considering that many public health officials say that vaccinating children is the key to finally reaching herd immunity in the U.S., or at least slowing the spread of COVID-19 and therefore the growth of variants, these findings mean that dads have an important role to play in advocating for vaccination in their own families. But the study — which is also broadly focused on childhood vaccinations, and support for mandatory vaccinations for school attendance — has broad implications for other vaccines as well. To read the full story.