Shlomo Shorr of the Lakewood Shopper tweeted: In an interview, noted philanthropist Dr. Rich Roberts tells me he spent $110,000 to print and distribute 192,000 pamphlets containing 24 pages of letters from Jewish Rabbis stressing the importance of vaccinating.
Roberts also explained why he felt a pamphlet would be the most effective.
“I have come to realize that the vast majority of the anti-vaxxer followers dont have access to electronic media, don’t read secular newspapers and many of them, but by no means all, don’t speak Yiddish.”
The 24 page PDF begins with saying ‘almost all Gedolim letters regarding vaccinations have stated that everyone must get vaccinated as a chiyuv in halachah’. The letter provides letters from Gedolim supporting vaccinations, and Dr Roberts teaches ‘the fundamental principles of medical science, show yet another example of the Torah’s eternal wisdom, and provide the positions of medical doctors.’
There are a number of Gedolim who are anti-vaxxer as well. R’ Elya Ber Shlita, R’ Malkiel Shlita and a few others as well.