Law and Order: SVU tackles the anti-vaccination movement

In the Granting Immunity episode of Law and Order, Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) faces the anti-vaccination movement when the sergeant’s foster son, Noah, gets swept up in a measles outbreak at school during this week’s episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

SVU executive producer Warren Leight says the measles plot was sparked by on-set discussions among parents on staff. “We started to read these articles that said the lowest rate of kid vaccinations are in desparately poor third-world nations and Napa Valley. There was something horrifying about that. People are voluntarily putting thousands of kids at risk because they decided they know more than medical science. We were intrigued by this.”

Find out more about the episode at http://www.ew.com/article/2015/04/08/law-order-svu-anti-vaccination-movement or read the description of the episode at http://www.nbc.com/law-and-order-special-victims-unit/episode-guide/season-16/granting-immunity/1619

Granting Immunity,” the 19th episode of SVU’s 16th season, aired Wednesday April 8th 2015 at 9 p.m. ET on NBC.

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