May book of the month: “Stuck – how vaccine rumours start – and why they don’t go away”

Welcome to our new monthly feature which will showcase a new book available to borrow from your library service. The books are chosen by our team.

This month we have chosen “Stuck—How Vaccine Rumours Start – and Why They Don’t Go Away” by Heidi J Larson

Heidi is Professor of Anthropology, Risk, and Decision Science and Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.






See the review below for a taster:

“As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps the world, leaving disease, death, stigma, suspicion, and fear in its wake, COVID-19 vaccine development is running a marathon at a sprinter’s pace. At this inflection point, we should take note of Larson’s warning and hope: “We are yet to see how we will emerge from this crisis. Perhaps we have been shaken enough to get unstuck from our old ways and be open to a new future.”

Bruce Gellin, Sabin Vaccine Institute, Washington

– The Lancet

The book is available to borrow now from the RSCH and PRH libraries, but you’ll need to be quick!

Contact us on to reserve your copy.

We’d love to hear your own review when you read it.

How many stars would you give it? Would you recommend it to friends? Are there similar books you’d recommend?

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