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To talk better about vaccines, we should talk less about vaccines

Posted on 19 Aug, 2018. Category: Literature

The Internet and social networks are a fertile ground for the decrease in vaccine confidence. This has caused an increase in vaccine hesitancy and has jeopardized vaccinationprograms in some contexts [1]. A wide variety of communication strategies have been studied and implemented …more

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Building an evidence base for stakeholder engagement

Posted on 19 Aug, 2018. Category: Literature
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DR Congo: War and Ebola – A double nightmare

Posted on 18 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, Aug 16 – First came the war, which developed into a brutal, bloody tussle between militias who abused civilians or killed them. Now Ebola, a name almost as dreaded as death itself, has come. …more

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Norway: Substantial decline in HPV among vaccinated, unvaccinated girls

Posted on 18 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

The introduction of an HPV vaccination program in Norway resulted in a significant decrease in vaccine and nonvaccine genotypes in both vaccinated and unvaccinated adolescent girls, according to findings published in The Journal of Pediatrics. “In Norway, the HPV vaccine has …more

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USA: Alex Jones’ Top 10 Health Claims And Why They Are Wrong

Posted on 18 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Now that Alex Jones has been booted off major social media platforms, are you wondering where you are going to get your health and science news ? Well, if he and his Infowars.com website have been your main sources, then …more

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Serbia: 5,700 measles cases in 10 months

Posted on 18 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Since October 2017, the Republic of Serbia has reported  a total of 5715 cases of measles through Aug 10, of which, 2875 were laboratory confirmed at the Torlak Institute. Measles rash Image/CDC In addition, the total number of registered deaths due to complications …more

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Uganda: Vaccine objection, where is Uganda headed?

Posted on 17 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

KAMPALA – The Ministry of Health will late this month roll out the Hepatitis B vaccination in 14 districts in the central and eastern regions. The State Minister of Health for general duties Ms Sarah Opendi said the vaccine is free …more

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DRCongo: Insecurity fears weaken WHO Ebola efforts, as new cases confirmed

Posted on 17 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

The World Health Organisation is calling for secure access to populations affected by Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, amid threats of rebel violence. Officials who visited the region over the weekend were exposed to the complexities of how …more

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Philippines: House panels clear Noy on Dengvaxia

Posted on 15 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star) – August 15, 2018 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Two committees of the House of Representatives are clearing former president Benigno Aquino III on the dengue vaccination program in 2016 and the use of the controversial …more

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China: How Beijing’s strict compensation system fails the families of vaccine injury victims

Posted on 14 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Frustrating disputes highlight China’s inability to help families cover the costs of caring for children with immunisation-related ailments   12 Aug 2018 When Wang Jinfeng looks at her son, rendered silent and handicapped by epileptic seizures, her anguish is palpable. …more

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Italy: Child Vaccination Mandate Still Under The Confusion Reigns in Italy

Posted on 13 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Monday August 13, 2018 According to a 2010 survey of 27 EU states, plus Norway and Iceland, 15 countries do not have any mandatory vaccinations; the other 14 have at least one By NewsGram Desk – August 12, 20180 //7 …more

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China: The mysterious rise and fall of China’s scandal-hit ‘vaccine queen’

Posted on 13 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Changsheng Bio-tech chairwoman Gao Junfang is behind bars. But just how did a girl from rural China become a super-rich businesswoman, and what role did her former boss play in her stellar rise?  PUBLISHED : Saturday, 11 August, 2018, 9:00pm …more

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Nepal: Victims of vaccination to be given compensation

Posted on 13 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Immunisation Rule, 2015, which recently came into effect, has stipulated a provision of compensation or medical treatment to the victim if vaccination causes adverse impacts on the person’s health or results in maiming or death.   According to Rule …more

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DRC: War zone complicates roll-out of Ebola vaccine in latest outbreak

Posted on 12 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Aid workers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo began giving an experimental Ebola vaccine to health workers on 8 August — one week after the World Health Organization declared an outbreak of the virus. First responders and public-health staff …more

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Italy: Flexible vaccine obligation plan

Posted on 12 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Health Minister Giulia Grillo said Thursday that the government coalition has presented a bill to make the obligation for children to be vaccinated to have access to State schools flexible. “Yesterday we presented a bill of the ruling coalition in …more

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USA: Why Facebook banned Alex Jones — and Twitter didn’t

Posted on 11 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

On one hand, we spent maybe too much time this week on the question of whether one person should lose access to his social media accounts. On the other hand, it’s a question that illuminates some of the central tensions …more

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China releases results of probe into defective DPT vaccine investigation

Posted on 11 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Chinese authorities on Friday released the findings of a probe into a previous investigation of substandard DPT vaccines produced by Wuhan Institute of Biological Products Co. Ltd. The inspection team, formed by members of departments including the State Drug Administration …more

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Italy: Why Is Italy’s Government Trying to Overturn a Lifesaving Vaccination Law?

Posted on 9 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

By CIARA NUGENT and JAMIE DUCHARME  August 8, 2018 Italy’s parliament shocked the scientific community on Tuesday by voting to lift a legal requirement that parents vaccinate their children before sending them to pre-school. The move, driven by Italy’s new populist coalition government, …more

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Canada:Expert Worries Italy’s Vaccine Flip-Flop Could Sway Parents In Canada

Posted on 9 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Expert Worries Italy’s Vaccine Flip-Flop Could Sway Parents In Canada           Italy is recognized around the world for its cuisine, wine, architecture, culture, and stunning landscapes. But, more recently and far less appealingly, it’s also been …more

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Australia: Polio warning to ‘complacent’ Aussies amid foreign outbreak

Posted on 7 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

A pensioner left disabled after being infected with the potentially deadly polio virus as a child has urged Aussies to get vaccinated following a recent outbreak of the disease in Papua New Guinea. Polio is a distant memory for many …more

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Factors influencing vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in three informal settlements in Lusaka, Zambia

Posted on 7 Aug, 2018. Category: Literature
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USA: Anti-Vaccine Activists Have Taken Vaccine Science Hostage

Posted on 5 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Kenya: Parents resist vaccine due to religious beliefs

Posted on 4 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

By STEPHEN ODUOR More by this Author More than 2000 children in Tana River County missed the first phase of the polio vaccination exercise conducted in early July. Speaking at the Hola Level Four hospital, health promotion officer, Mr Josephat …more

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Indonesia: It’s ‘just’ the flu? Let’s take better precautions

Posted on 3 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Unlike other illnesses, influenza seldom causes a fuss. Even when the flu becomes severe, Indonesians often don’t seek medical attention until it gets worse. Therefore, aspiring pilgrims leaving for the haj this year — and everyone else — should realize …more

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UK: Denialism – what drives people to reject the truth

Posted on 3 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Denialism – what drives people to reject the truth

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South Africa: What is the deal with ‘swine flu’ in Pretoria?

Posted on 2 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

A Moot woman has been the latest casualty in the H1N1 virus outbreak, reports have claimed. It was reported that the woman was admitted to hospital complaining of flu-like symptoms later diagnosed as swine-flu. She later died due to severe …more

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China: Rare two-day protest over vaccine scandal reveals public anger

Posted on 2 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

A group of angry Chinese parents and activists have gathered twice in two days outside government buildings in Beijing to protest a recent scandal over defective vaccines, a rare display of public dissatisfaction in the tightly-policed Chinese capital. The government announced …more

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India recalls vaccines made by tainted China firm

Posted on 1 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

NEW DELHI (AFP) – India has ordered an immediate recall of rabies vaccines made by a scandal-hit Chinese company, India’s drug regulator said Wednesday, complaining it only found out about possible problems through media reports. S. Eswara Reddy, the drug …more

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USA: Vaccine-refusing community drove outbreak that cost $395K, sickened babies

Posted on 31 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

A 2013 measles outbreak rooted in a vaccine-refusing community in Brooklyn, New York cost the city’s health department an estimated $394,448, requiring 87 employees to collectively spend more than 10,000 hours on outbreak response and control, according to an analysis published …more

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Thailand: Vaccine crisis looms

Posted on 30 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Those who live in Chiang Mai might find it a little strange that, during the past few days, Chinese tourists in large numbers have gathered at the city’s various hospitals — waiting for themselves and their children to be vaccinated …more

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UK: Vaccine uptake ‘scandalous’

Posted on 30 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Fewer than half of pregnant women are choosing to get the whooping cough vaccine, despite the HSE recommending it for them between 16 and 36 weeks of pregnancy. Five infants have died from pertussis, or whooping cough, in Ireland since …more

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China: The Deleted WeChat Post That Fueled China’s Vaccine Scandal

Posted on 29 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

A vaccine scandal in China began building slowly and then suddenly, this weekend, it was everywhere at once. The story began back in November, when a large vaccine manufacturer called Changsheng Biotechnology Co. was forced to recall 252,600 ineffective dosesof vaccines …more

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Breaking down Barriers, Building Bridges

Posted on 28 Jul, 2018. Category: Blog

The theme of this year’s AIDS2018—International AIDS Conference, was on the theme of “Breaking down Barriers, Building Bridges.”  The opening plenary session included a presentation by AIDS physician, Dr. David Malebranche. As I listened to his presentation, there were moments …more

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USA: How one climate scientist combats threats and misinformation from chemtrail conspiracists

Posted on 26 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Harvard geoengineering researcher David Keith explains when to feed the trolls and when not to. by James Temple  July 26, 2018   Last spring, Harvard climate scientist David Keith announced that he and a colleague intended to proceed with small-scale geoengineering …more

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USA: Facebook Won’t Stop Dangerous Anti-Vaccine Hoaxes From Spreading

Posted on 26 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Facebook puts anti-vaccine groups at the top of many vaccine-related searches on the platform, another failure of the world’s largest social media network to curb the spread of misinformation on its platform. As Facebook grapples with how to handle hoaxes …more

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China: As vaccine scandal unfolds, anxious parents turn to Hong Kong to get children vaccinated

Posted on 26 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

The 33-year-old was worried there would be a huge rush of mainlander Chinese parents taking their children to Hong Kong to get vaccinated, and that it could push up the price – or worse, lead to a vaccine shortage. By …more

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China: Fresh scandal erupts over vaccine safety

Posted on 23 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

BEIJING (Reuters) – A scandal over faulty vaccines in China has sparked anger on social media, underscoring the difficulties regulators face in rebuilding trust after years of food and drug safety scares. The incident is a major blow for Beijing’s …more

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UK: How disgraced anti-vaxxer Andrew Wakefield was embraced by Trump’s America

Posted on 22 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Twenty years after his discredited paper linked autism to the MMR jab, the doctor – who was struck off the medical register in the UK – has become a leading light in the US and frighteningly influential worldwide   Sarah …more

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India: Girls fall unconscious after MR vaccination in Wadhwan

Posted on 21 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

However, only those girls whose physical condition was weak suffered. Had there been anything wrong with the vaccine, all the girls would have met with the similar fate.” Apart from the five girls, 20 other girls also suffered nausea after …more

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USA: Lack of Vaccination in High-Exempt Areas Linked to Medical Distrust

Posted on 21 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Exemptors were significantly less likely to agree that many vaccine-preventable illnesses are severe. In areas where vaccine exemptions are high, exempting parent respondents to a survey were very likely to have views that vaccine-preventable diseases are not severe and that …more

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Phlippines: WHO updates recommendations for dengue vaccine

Posted on 21 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Due to the possible increased risk of severe symptoms in some cases, a WHO advisory group has updated recommendations for the use of a new dengue vaccine.   Dengue fever is caused by four closely related viruses carried by the Aedes mosquito. …more

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Malta: Mater Dei hospital workers don’t see benefit of influenza vaccine

Posted on 19 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Roughly one in five healthcare workers at Mater Dei hospital don’t regard the Influenza vaccine as beneficial, according to the findings of a research paper published in the Malta Medical School Gazette. The study sought to determine the uptake of …more

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India: Hyderabad’s affluent fight, shy of vaccination drive

Posted on 18 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

‘Health records of 20% of district population not included in data’ The district’s complete immunisation drive will not yield comprehensive results as 20% of Hyderabad’s households located in affluent residential areas refused to let district health survey workers into their …more

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The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

Posted on 15 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

t 6 o’clock in the morning, shortly after the sun spills over the horizon, the city of Kikwit doesn’t so much wake up as ignite. Loud music blares from car radios. Shops fly open along the main street. Dust-sprayed jeeps and …more

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The effect of maternal decisional authority on children’s vaccination in East Asia.

Posted on 15 Jul, 2018. Category: Literature
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Vaccine wastage in The Gambia: a prospective observational study

Posted on 15 Jul, 2018. Category: Literature
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Australia: Child influenza death sparks flu vaccine warning

Posted on 15 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

One child has died and more than a dozen others have been hospitalised after coming down with the flu. 19 children have been admitted to Westmead Children’s hospital with influenza since April. NSW Health is urging parents to vaccinate their …more

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USA: Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts

Posted on 14 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

One of the most contentious areas of health policy over the past two decades has been the safety of vaccination. Vaccines prevent the outbreak of diseases that used to be widespread, like polio, and scientific consensus strongly supports their safety. Yet many …more

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Italy: Rise of Italian populist parties buoys anti-vaccine movement

Posted on 11 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Backlash against sportsman’s post about his young daughter highlights lingering distrust. When Ivan Zaytsev, a volleyball player with Italy’s national team and an Olympic medallist, posted a picture of himself alongside his child on social media last week, it wasn’t …more

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Hong Kong: Girl dies after catching flu infection, the third such death this year

Posted on 11 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

A nine-year-old Hong Kong girl with chronic illnesses died after contracting a flu infection, the first death among children in the city since the end of the peak winter flu season. The Centre for Health Protection is investigating the case …more

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Ukraine: 1,021 measles cases in the past week

Posted on 11 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Ukraine measles and diphtheria update

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Australia: Anti-Vaxxers Are Targeting a Vaccine for a Virus Deadlier Than Ebola

Posted on 10 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

edars ernest was a certifiable goofball. He was a purebred Shire, a type of British draft horse that once specialized in hauling carts of ale. Nicknamed Ernie, he tipped the scales at more than a ton, and had a chocolate-brown coat …more

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Changes in (risk) behavior and HPV knowledge among Dutch girls eligible for HPV vaccination: an observational cohort study

Posted on 8 Jul, 2018. Category: Literature

     

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Italy: Parents o longer need to provide doctor’s note for mandatory vaccinations

Posted on 7 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Italy’s Health Minister Giulia Grillo. Photo: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP Parents in Italy will no longer need to provide medical evidence that their children have received ten mandatory vaccinations in order to enrol them at a state primary school, the Health Minister …more

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Pakistan: Fake vaccine video goes viral iputting the global drive to eradicate polio at risk at the 11th hour

Posted on 7 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

As health workers last week picked their way through the grimy lanes of one of Karachi’s poorest slums, the virtual world of social media platforms would at first glance appear to pose little threat to their work. Five years ago …more

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DRC:Alarming polio outbreak spreads in Congo, threatening global eradication efforts

Posted on 3 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Overshadowed by the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), another frightening virus is on the loose in that vast, chaotic country: polio. Public health experts have worked for months to stamp out the virus, but it …more

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UK:National measles warning after five-fold rise in cases in England

Posted on 3 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

Health officials have declared a “national measles incident” after a five-fold rise in cases over the past year. Experts said outbreaks were largely affecting young adults who missed out on the MMR vaccine when they were younger. Uptake fell heavily following the …more

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India: Owners refuse to vaccinate cattle fearing low milk yield

Posted on 2 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

    (representative image) KOCHI: Cattle owners here are refusing to vaccinate their cattle fearing health issues and low milk yield. The apathy towards vaccination drive has led to an increase in cases of food-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle and this in turn has affected …more

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Addressing Parents’ Vaccine Concerns: A Randomized Trial of a Social Media Intervention

Posted on 1 Jul, 2018. Category: Literature
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US: Appeals Court: Infants, Preschoolers Must Get Flu Shot

Posted on 1 Jul, 2018. Category: Latest News

NEW YORK — New York City’s requirement that infants and preschoolers in city-regulated child care or school-based programs must get yearly flu shots was upheld Thursday by the state’s highest court. The Court of Appeals said that the city’s Department …more

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Chad: These places prove our biggest challenge

Posted on 30 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

The environment Dar es Salam refugee camp, in Bagassola district, Chad, is home to thousands of refugees. 95% of the population is Nigerian, displaced by years of violent insurgency, drought and insecurity in the Lake Chad basin. Some have lived …more

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Phillipines: Dengvaxia scare–measles vaccination coverage drops

Posted on 29 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Dengvaxia scare: Anti-measles vaccination coverage drops 39SHARES510   Sheila Crisostomo (The Philippine Star) – June 21, 2018 – 12:00am   MANILA, Philippines — The anti-measles vaccination coverage of the Department of Health (DOH) has dropped amid the Dengvaxia controversy, an official …more

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Japan: Backward vaccination policy

Posted on 29 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

JUN 26, 2018 ARTICLE HISTORY PRINT SHARE       The number of people infected by measles in Japan has already exceeded 100 this year and the total appears to be rising. Those born between 1977 and 1990 have been …more

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The Netherlands: Fewer teenage girls given anti-cervical cancer vaccine, health institute warns

Posted on 26 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

The sharp drop in the number of teenage girls having vaccinations against cervical cancer could lead to up 80 extra deaths a year, the public health institute RIVM said on Monday. More than half the girls called up last year …more

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Italy:Salvini ramps up rhetoric with attack on mandatory vaccines

Posted on 24 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

 Italy’s League leader dismisses policy as ‘useless and dangerous’ The anti-vaccine is critical of a law passed by the previous government requiring 10 mandatory vaccinations for school enrolment © Alamy Share on Twitter (opens new window) Share on Facebook (opens …more

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Jamaica: Anti-vaccination movement spreading locally

Posted on 24 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

 Jamaica‘s successful and internationally acclaimed vaccination programme is under threat as more parents join the anti-vaccination movement which is sweeping the United States and sections of Europe. According to vice-president of the Paediatric Association of Jamaica, Dr Carolyn Pinnock-Jackson, there is a growing number of …more

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Factors associated with delayed infant immunization in a nationally representative cohort study

Posted on 24 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature

bstract Background Many children in developed countries do not receive recommended vaccines on time. However, knowledge about factors related to timeliness remains limited. Quantifying the relative impact of parental attitudes compared with socio‐demographic factors for delayed immunization would inform policy …more

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Papua New Guinea: Affected by circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus

Posted on 23 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Circulation of vaccine-derived poliovirus type 1 (cVDPV1) has been confirmed in Papua New Guinea, with a case reported from Morobe province, as well as the same virus isolated from two healthy children from the same community. Surveillance for AFP cases …more

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UK:Health officials advise on MMR vaccine before  Europe travel as measles count continues to rise

Posted on 23 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

June 22, 2018 Health officials in England continue to report additional measles cases in the country this year. Between 1 January 2018 and 18 June 2018 there have been 643 laboratory confirmed measles cases in England. Cases were reported in most …more

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Pakistan: Health officials plan to address problem of ‘fake news’

Posted on 21 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

The administration of the polio vaccine is deeply impacted by the issue of fake news as a result of which health authorities have decided to tackle this head-on by suing those who publish such news, local media reported. In a meeting held …more

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Denmark:HPV vaccine a success story, new research reveals

Posted on 21 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Getting vaccinated against the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a very good idea, a new study carried out by researchers from the University of Copenhagen shows. The study revealed a 40 percent fall in the number of women detected with cell …more

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Brazil: Vaccination of children in the country reaches the lowest rate in 16 years

Posted on 19 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News
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UK: HPV vaccine has almost wiped out infections in young women

Posted on 18 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

The HPV vaccine has almost completely wiped out infections in young women, and if expanded to men could prevent thousands of cancer cases in Britain each year, new figures suggest. New figures from Public Health England show that the rate …more

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Bangladesh: Online information on vaccines, autism is unreliable

Posted on 18 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

People can get misinformed advice and information from the Internet, with 10-24% of the websites having a negative stance on vaccines. Information about vaccines and autism available online can provide unreliable information based on old, ‘weak’ scientific studies, contributing to …more

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USA: Rampant Spread Of Fake News On WhatsApp Alarms Government Officials

Posted on 18 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Ireland: Almost half of Irish parents would get their sons vaccinated against HPV

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is now so common that the majority (80%) of Irish men and women will get the virus at some point in their lives, yet new research reveals that 95% of parents underestimate just how prevalent the virus …more

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USA: “Nasir” Anti-Vaxx Hot Lines Murk Up A Hot Song

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

n his much-hyped, Kanye West-produced album Nasir, the immortally dope Nas discusses a wide-range of current events. One of these newsworthy topics is the anti-vaxx movement, a highly controversial group who strongly oppose immunization vaccinations for children. He raps on The-Dream …more

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The state of the antivaccine movement in the United States: A focused examination of nonmedical exemptions in states and counties

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Ethical issues related to human papillomavirus vaccination programs: An example from Bangladesh

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature

This program imparted inadequate knowledge about HPV and cervical cancer to the recipients and participants. There was lack of autonomous and informed choice of the girls and their parents about taking the vaccine. The program did not have any follow-up …more

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Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Considerations: Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium
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China: ‘HPV Vaccine Tourism’ Reported by Chinese Women

Posted on 16 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

‘HPV Vaccine Tourism’ Reported by Chinese Women June 15th, 2018 – A shortage of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in China has led thousands of women to seek treatment in neighboring countries, causing price increases and vaccine shortages, reports the Financial …more

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Trolleyology and the Dengue Vaccine Dilemma

Posted on 16 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Venezuela: False Alarm: Polio Has Not Returned, WHO Reports

Posted on 16 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

A child in Venezuela who was reported to have a common symptom of polio does not have the viral disease, World Health Organization said Friday. When the child, who is almost 3 years old, near the Orinoco delta in Delta …more

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Australia:Doctors outraged over anti-vaccination billboard

Posted on 15 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

A new billboard placed in Perth has sparked controversy and outraged doctors. A woman is pictured holding texts books with a question next to her asking – do you know what’s in a vaccine? It then provides a link to …more

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Nigeria:Measures to reduce adverse events, increase immunization uptake

Posted on 14 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

As the women queue up with their children, a team of health workers noticed that a young mother was hesitant to present her child during the last immunization exercise. As one of the health workers reaches out to administer the …more

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USA: Anti-vaccine hot spots on rise across U.S., study finds

Posted on 13 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

More than a quarter of kindergarteners in Camas County, Idaho, lack at least some vaccinations because their parents have opted for nonmedical exemptions, researchers said Tuesday. Idaho has eight of the top 10 counties in the country with nonmedical vaccine …more

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UK: Vaccination warning as cases of measles in Bradford continue to rise

Posted on 12 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

More than 50 cases of measles have now been seen in Bradford since the end of March 2018, it has been revealed. Now people in the district are being encouraged to check themselves and their children have had two doses of …more

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USA: HPV infection rates remain high and many adolescents still aren’t vaccinated

Posted on 12 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

When it comes to the vaccine against human papillomavirus (HPV), there’s good news but also some news that’s concerning. On the positive side, a new analysis of 26 studies has confirmed that the vaccine is up to 99 percent effective at …more

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Vaccine hesitancy around the globe: Analysis of three years of WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form data-2015–2017

Posted on 10 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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A review of strategies used to retain participants in clinical research.The PREVAIL I Ebola vaccine trial experience

Posted on 10 Jun, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium
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The preventable tragedy of diphtheria in the 21st century

Posted on 10 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Pakistan: Third polio case of 2018 surfaces in Balochistan

Posted on 9 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Third polio case of 2018 surfaces in Balochistan   June 09, 2018   QUETTA – A fresh case of polio has surfaced from Duki district of Balochistan. According to sources in the provincial Health Department, an 18-month-old boy Muhammad Usman from …more

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Romania: Measles outbreak kills dozens of children

Posted on 9 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

CHITILA, Romania — An outbreak of measles in Romania has killed dozens of infants and children, with 200 new cases reported each week. Doctors say the surge in the disease is fueled by the country’s low rate of vaccination. Some …more

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Venezuela: Confirmed case of polio (Confirman un caso de poliomielitis en Delta Amacuro )

Posted on 8 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Hong Kong: 10 women involved in scuffle at clinic over HPV vaccine shortage

Posted on 8 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Two people were sent to hospital yesterday after a scuffle broke out at a private medical clinic when a group of mainland women seeking a cervical cancer vaccine were turned away because of a shortage. Police had to be called in to break up the brawl …more

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Australia: ‘Don’t punish children for decisions of parents’: Researcher urges rethink of no jab no play policy

Posted on 8 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Sweden: Fake researcher fabricated finding that HPV vaccine causes cervical cancer

Posted on 7 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

June 6, 2018 – 06:20   A research article alleging that HPV vaccines can cause cancer has now been withdrawn. “Extremely serious,” says Karolinska Institutet.     By: Nancy Bazilchuk, based on an article by Anne Lise Stranden The Karolinska Institutet says …more

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Russia: World Cup fans advised to get measles,mumps rubella(MMR) vaccine

Posted on 6 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Football fans travelling to Russia for the World Cup should ensure they are up-to-date with their MMR jab, Public Health England has advised. It follows ongoing large measles outbreaks in Europe. Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can …more

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Croatia: Vulnerable to measles due to low vaccination rates

Posted on 4 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

After outbreaks of measles have been recorded in Serbia and Slovenia, and the first case in Bosnia was also recently discovered, Zagreb’s hospital for infectious diseases Fran Mihaljevic confirmed that there have been no patients infected with measles in Croatia …more

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USA: Which Political Party Is Most Anti-Vaccine?

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Childhood Vaccination programs should be exempt from political bias     June 3rd, 2018 – Not very long ago, infectious diseases posed serious public health threats to millions of children in the USA. Today, thanks to scientific breakthroughs and effective childhood vaccination …more

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Poland: Thousands of people in Warsaw protest against compulsory vaccinations

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Thousands of people in Warsaw took part in a protest against compulsory vaccination for children. The demonstration was organised within the framework of the International Day Against Vaccinations. In Poland, the anti-vaccine movement grows stronger and there are more and …more

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Polarization of the vaccination debate on Facebook

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Parent-Provider Communication of HPV Vaccine Hesitancy

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Beyond the verbal: Pregnant women’s preferences for receiving influenza and Tdap vaccine information from their obstetric care providers

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Prevention of Pertussis: An unresolved problem

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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DRCongo: With Ebola at a ‘critical point’, aid groups scramble to limit the outbreak

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

MBANDAKA, Congo — The two brothers of Adalbert Wanza made a 170-mile round-trip voyage on foot, boat and motorcycle through Congo’s dense rain forest to bring him, and ultimately the rest of the world, grave news. A visitor had died while …more

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China: 9-valent HPV vaccine now available

Posted on 2 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

A hospital in south China’s Hainan Province has become the first in China to offer 9-valent HPV vaccine, reports China National Radio. The first batch of shots, more than 2000 in all, arrived in Hainan last weekend and nearly 4000 …more

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Uganda: Women dodge cervical cancer vaccine

Posted on 2 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

Women and girls in Uganda have continued to shun the Human Papilloma Vaccine (HPV) meant to protect them against cervical cancer, a new study has shown. The study conducted between January and February 2018 by a consortium of Uganda cancer …more

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WHO warns against ‘increasing anti-vaccination trend’ in Turkey

Posted on 2 Jun, 2018. Category: Latest News

File photo The World Health Organization (WHO) is “worried” about the increasing anti-vaccinationmovement in Turkey, according to Director of the Division of Health Emergencies and Communicable Diseases Dr. Nedret Emiroğlu. Emiroğlu said the organization has seen an increasing number of …more

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USA: Vaccine exemption rates sharply rise in Oregon kindergartens

Posted on 31 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

ASHLAND, Ore.– A recent analysis released by the Oregon Health Authority study has found that nonmedical exemption rates for kindergartners across the state has sharply increased. In 2014, that wasn’t the case. After the state passed a law that year requiring …more

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Croatia: Croatia vulnerable to measles due to low vaccination rates

Posted on 29 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

After outbreaks of measles have been recorded in Serbia and Slovenia, and the first case in Bosnia was also recently discovered, Zagreb’s hospital for infectious diseases Fran Mihaljevic confirmed that there have been no patients infected with measles in Croatia …more

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DRCongo: Ebola outbreak in DR Congo: Patients ‘taken to church’

Posted on 28 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Three Ebola patients left a treatment centre in the Democratic Republic of Congo after their families demanded to take them to church, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Two of the patients later died, while the third returned to …more

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Ireland: Social media effort helped reduce HPV vaccination drop

Posted on 27 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

A targeted social media campaign has been cited as one of the reasons why Ireland managed to turn around a sharp drop in the number of teenage girls receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against most cervical cancers. …more

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Pakistan: More than 47,000 children fail to receive polio vaccinations in KP

Posted on 27 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

PESHAWAR: Approximately 13,044 children have not been administered polio vaccinations due to their parents’ refusal as authorities struggle to convince them. Officials claim that more than 99 per cent of the targeted children have been vaccinated and 0.29 per cent have …more

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Japan:Another Anti-Vax Paper Bites The Dust. But Not Quickly Enough

Posted on 27 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Anti-vaxxers learned a lesson from discredited, de-licensed former doctor Andrew Wakefield, who in 1998 published a badly flawed article in The Lancet pushing a link between vaccines and autism. Wakefield’s study was eventually shown to be not only flawed but fraudulent, leading all …more

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France: French Open Serves Cristal Champagne and Measles

Posted on 26 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

May 25th, 2018 – During the French Open each May, most attendees envision sipping Cristal champagne while watching world-class athletes compete on Roland Garros‘ famous ‘red-dirt’ courts. This unique playing surface in Paris makes for a different game, often dominated by tennis legend Rafael Nadal. But, most …more

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India: MR vaccination drive: Initiative did not got the expected results

Posted on 26 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Tribune News Service Patiala, May 25 The Patiala Health Department is likely to extend the deadline for the ambitious Measles-Rubella (MR) vaccination drive as the initiative did not got the expected results in the district where an ‘anti-vaccination campaign’ was reportedly …more

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Belgium: Why the world needs more than one Ebola vaccine

Posted on 26 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

In the life-and-death race to make the first effective vaccine against Ebola, one company – Merck – seems bound to win. But other drugmakers, such as Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline, are also in the running – and must stick with …more

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Philippines: PAO not to be blamed for rise in measles cases, says Acosta

Posted on 25 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Acosta said the refusal of parents to have their children vaccinated, which led to a rise in measles cases, should not be blamed on PAO’s investigation of the alleged Dengvaxia-related deaths. “Dengvaxia lang po …more

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DRCongo: The success of the new Ebola vaccine will hinge on trust

Posted on 25 May, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Ebola outbreak: Importance of gaining community trust during vaccine roll-out – expert comment

Posted on 24 May, 2018. Category: Blog

Original Comment published by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine      The experimental Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV is being deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help stop the spread of the disease. At this crucial time Dr Heidi Larson, Director …more

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India: Civil surgeon flags off MR awareness van

Posted on 24 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Ludhiana: Ludhiana civil surgeon Parvinder Pal Singh Sidhu flagged off an awareness van for achieving 100% target in the vaccination campaign against measles-rubella (MR) in Ludhiana in the coming weeks. Sidhu said the van will cover all towns, blocks, and …more

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France: Vaccination – la radiation du controversé Pr Joyeux examinée jeudi

Posted on 23 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Le controversé professeur Henri Joyeux, l’une des voix des anti-vaccins en France, sera-t-il radié de l’Ordre des médecins? Son sort se jouera jeudi lors d’une audience devant les instances disciplinaires du Conseil de l’Ordre, a indiqué ce dernier mardi. Le …more

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USA: Americans Don’t Trust Vaccines Like They Used To

Posted on 22 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Fewer Americans are putting their trust in vaccines—and the repercussions could be felt by society at large. According to a new survey released Monday by the American Society for Microbiology and Research America, the percentage of American adults who support vaccination …more

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UK: How fake science is costing lives – the malign rise of the anti-vaxxers

Posted on 21 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Among the most shocking sights at Donald Trump’s inauguration ball in 2017 was the presence of Andrew Wakefield. The disgraced former doctor was struck off the medical register in 2010 following what was deemed an unreliable study linking the MMR …more

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Japan: Journal retracts controversial paper questioning safety of HPV vaccine

Posted on 20 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Scientific Reports has retracted a controversial 2016 article that purported to raise questions about the safety of HPV vaccines. The journal’s publisher, Nature Research, said it retracted the article “because the experimental approach does not support the objectives of the study.” It …more

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Ethics of randomized trials in a public health emergency

Posted on 20 May, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium
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Rebuilding patient–physician trust in China, developing a trust- oriented bioethics

Posted on 20 May, 2018. Category: Literature
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Using digital health to enable ethical health research in conflict and other humanitarian settings

Posted on 20 May, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium

Eric D. PerakslisEmail authorView ORCID ID profile Conflict and Health201812:23 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0163-z ©  The Author(s). 2018 Received: 22 September 2017 Accepted: 5 April 2018 Published: 14 May 2018 Abstract Conducting research in a humanitarian setting requires quantifiable quality measures to ensure ethical study conduct. Digital health technologies are proven to improve research study …more

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Denmark: Conspiracy theories gaining ground amongst Danes, new research indicates

Posted on 19 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

What do the MMR vaccine scare, astronaut Neil Armstrong’s “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” utterance and the collapse of the World Trade Centre buildings in 2001 have in common? The answer is that a surprising …more

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ECDC: Measles in Europe – Significant outbreaks continue

Posted on 19 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported Friday that Romania and France lead EU/EEA countries this year in measles. Additionally, there is an ongoing outbreak in England, UK with 440 confirmed measles cases reported this year.The highest number of cases …more

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Indonesia: Jakarta rules out compulsory vaccination for school admission

Posted on 18 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Jakarta administration has ruled out compulsory vaccination for kindergarten and elementary school admission, according to a circular letter issued by the Jakarta Education Agency. Jakarta Education Agency deputy head Bowo Irianto said the decision was taken to make it …more

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India: When rumour threatens vaccine drive

Posted on 18 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

A television expose on baseless rumours has been doctored and turned into a fake news clip that has been threatening the health and lives of thousands of children. ABP News rumour-busting show, “Viral Sach: Is there an injection to turn …more

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DRCongo: Ebola outbreak enters ‘new phase’ as it spreads to large city

Posted on 17 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

An Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has entered a “new phase,” after it spread to a large city, the country’s health minister, Dr. Oly Ilunga Kalenga, said Wednesday. The new case of Ebola virus disease (EVD) has …more

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UK: Free Costa Coffee vouchers for NHS staff who have jabs

Posted on 17 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Nurses have been given free Costa Coffee vouchers as “bribes” to have the flu jab, a conference heard. One delegate at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said they felt “co-erced” to have the vaccination, as they described efforts by NHS trusts …more

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Pakistan: Immunity against poliovirus increases in Pakistan – WHO

Posted on 15 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

LAHORE: A team of the World Health Organization (WHO) says that the immunity of the population against polio virus has increased considerably in Pakistan since 2016 while the challenges in reaching children remain. Addressing a seminar on `Poliomyelitis – the …more

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Japan: Controversial paper claiming HPV vaccine causes brain damage finally retracted

Posted on 15 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

A year and a half after it was published, a controversial Japanese paper linking the HPV vaccine Gardasil with neurological damage has been retracted by the journal that published it. But now critics are wondering why it took the editors of Scientific Reports so long to …more

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Australia: Pneumonia death fears over declining vaccination rates in older Australians

Posted on 14 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Health experts are fearing pneumonia cases are on the rise this year due to a decline in vaccination rates among older Australians. According to Lung Foundation Australia, the deadly infection claims the lives of about 2000 elderly people each year. …more

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India: ‘Misinformation about vaccinations come in the way of campaigns’

Posted on 14 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

What are the major factors for high refusal rates? We have seen improvement in vaccination rates over the past few years. Vaccine refusal is a worrying phenomenon and can derail public health prevention efforts. Underlying factors include lack of public …more

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Poland: Parental Opinions and Attitudes about Children’s Vaccination Safety

Posted on 14 May, 2018. Category: Literature

Abstract: Despite mandatory vaccinations in Poland, the final decision on vaccination in children is taken by their parents or legal guardians. Understanding parents’ attitudes and opinions regarding vaccinations is essential for planning and undertaking extensive and properly targeted educational actions …more

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Uganda: Cholera outbreak in Kampala, Measles outbreak declared in 26 districts

Posted on 13 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Uganda Image/Robert Herriman The Uganda Ministry of Health is reporting is an active Cholera outbreak in parts of Kampala City. A total of 7 cases have been confirmed and are currently undergoing treatment at China-Uganda Friendship Hospital (CUFH), Naguru. Three of these …more

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Mistrust in Medicine: The Rise and Fall of America’s First Vaccine Institute

Posted on 13 May, 2018. Category: Literature

In 1813, the American government passed An Act to Encourage Vaccination, the first federal endorsement of a medical practice in American history. The law tasked a federal agent with maintaining a supply of the smallpox vaccine and distributing it nationwide. …more

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Effect of a Health Care Professional Communication Training Intervention on Adolescent Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

Posted on 13 May, 2018. Category: Literature

IMPORTANCE: The incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers is more than 35 000 cases in the United States each year. Effective HPV vaccines have been available in the United States for several years but are underused among adolescents, the target population …more

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UK: First detected cases of extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea

Posted on 13 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Within a matter of weeks, three cases of gonorrhoea that are resistant to the recommended first line antibiotic treatment have been detected in Europe and Australia. These are the first global reports of Neisseria gonorrhoeae with high-level resistance to azithromycin …more

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Japan: Okinawa measles outbreak sparks vaccination checks at Japanese hospitals and nurseries

Posted on 12 May, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Vaccination in Humanitarian Emergencies: Implementation Guide

Posted on 11 May, 2018. Category: Literature
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UK: Mass vaccinations will not prevent Ebolavirus outbreaks

Posted on 11 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Prophylactic mass vaccination programmes are not a realistic option in the battle to prevent new Ebolavirus outbreaks, a University of Kent-led research team has shown. The findings come as the World Health Organisation has announced a new Ebola virus outbreak …more

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DRCongo: WHO officials fear latest Ebola outbreak could spread to big cities

Posted on 11 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

he new Ebola outbreak on the western edge of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has ignited serious concern at the World Health Organization, with signs pointing to an epidemic that may have been underway for weeks or months. Though there are …more

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UK: Major review backs cervical cancer shots, especially for teens

Posted on 9 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

(Reuters) – Vaccines designed to prevent infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) are effective in protecting against pre-cancerous cervical lesions in women, particularly in those vaccinated between age 15 and 26, according to a large international evidence review. The research by …more

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USA: Andrew Wakefield – How a disgraced UK doctor has remade himself in anti-vaxxer Trump’s America

Posted on 8 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

It has been 20 years since the gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield co-authored a now notorious and debunked medical paper that claimed to have found a link between autism and the use of a common children’s vaccine.  The paper, later retracted by The Lancet, helped lead to a drop-off in …more

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Yemen: Cholera vaccination campaign starts in conflict

Posted on 7 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Geneva: The first vaccine campaign against cholera in Yemen has started, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, a year and a half after an epidemic was triggered by war and a health and sanitation crisis. There have since been …more

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USA: How a Muslim community overcame disinformation linking vaccines to autism

Posted on 7 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

When health officials in Minnesota were confronted by the biggest outbreak of measles in decades, they knew that earning the community’s trust would be crucial. The section of the community most affected by the outbreak that eventually infected 79 people, the same as for …more

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Vaccination hesitancy in the antenatal period: a cross-sectional survey

Posted on 6 May, 2018. Category: Literature
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Ukraine: Restores immunization coverage in momentous effort to stop measles outbreak that has affected more than 12 000 this year

Posted on 6 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Over 12 000 people have been infected with measles in Ukraine so far this year. Of those affected, 9158 have required hospitalization and 9 have died, according to information provided by national health authorities as of 27 April 2018. Large-scale …more

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Kenya: Immunisation coverage falls to 15-year low on nurses strike

Posted on 5 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

 five-month nurses’ strike last year cut the national immunisation coverage to a 15-year low of 63 per cent, exposing children below one year to diseases such as polio, pneumonia and tuberculosis. The Economic Survey 2018 shows the coverage last year …more

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Philippines: Experts appeal for end to spread of ‘false, malicious’ info on Dengvaxia

Posted on 5 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Some medical experts recently made an appeal for an end to the spread of “false and malicious information” regarding the Dengvaxia vaccine. The wrong information, they said, have caused “unnecessary panic and hysteria” among the public. “The stress from daily …more

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India: Punjab government cracks down on rumour-mongers for spreading misinformation on Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign

Posted on 5 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Government of Punjab is all set to act against the people who have allegedly been spreading false information against the ongoing vaccine drive in the state. According to an Indian Express report, the Mansa police has registered an FIR …more

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USA: Onstage in Berkeley – A wrenching and hilarious take on the childhood vaccine divide

Posted on 4 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

The charged debate over whether children should be vaccinated against infectious diseases waxes and wanes, but it never really goes away. A few years ago, after a spate of measles and whooping cough outbreaks in California, it became apparent that …more

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India: A nudge is better than a push

Posted on 3 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

The World Immunisation Week that ended Monday offers a good opportunity to revisit a draft medical policy approved by the Kerala cabinet in February 2018. It proposed a mandatory vaccination “certificate” for children seeking admission to primary school. Linking education …more

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Czech Republic: Over 100 cases of measles

Posted on 3 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

PRAGUE, April 30 (Xinhua) — The Czech health ministry reported Monday that over 100 cases of measles have been registered in the country so far this year as of last Friday. Among the total number of 103 cases, 70 of …more

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Italy: Diete e terapie, le false notizie fanno molto male alla salute

Posted on 3 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Sonoquei titoli «urlati» sui social da siti praticamente sconosciuti. Toccano argomenti che, per svariati motivi, sono in grado di smuovere la sensibilità dell’opinione pubblica. E in un batter d’occhio vengono condivisi sul web migliaia o addirittura milioni di volte. È …more

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India: Side-effects mere rumours – health minister Mohindra stresses at MR vaccine drive launch

Posted on 2 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

Amid concerns over circulation of fake news claiming that the vaccine for Measles and Rubella (MR) can cause adverse reactions in children, Punjab health minister Brahm Mohindra launched a state-wide campaign to vaccinate 73 lakh children from Faridkot on Tuesday. …more

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USA: Measles keeps 13 unvaccinated students out of class at Kansas City area school

Posted on 2 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

LIBERTY, Mo. — More than a dozen students at a Liberty middle school are out of classes because they have not been vaccinated for measles. The district’s says only 13 out of 791 students at South Valley Middle School didn’t …more

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New Zealand: Barrie Smith – Deadly outbreaks of disease a reminder to have your family vaccinated

Posted on 2 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

The first week of May has always been recognised as Immunisation Week, which provides a timely reminder to all families in New Zealand, and in fact around the world, of the importance of immunising your whole family for a wide range of diseases. It is a …more

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Nigeria: Rumour linking monkey pox to immunization caused low turnout – NPHCDA

Posted on 2 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has said Bayelsa State performed poorly in 2017 vaccination programme due to false alarm raised by people that vaccination was the remote cause of monkey pox. The Programme Manager in the agency, …more

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Jamaica: Girls still waiting to get second dose of HPV vaccine

Posted on 2 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

There is a delay in the administration of the second dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to grade-seven girls across the island, with Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton admitting that the execution of the programme needed better coordination. “On …more

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USA: Why are 13 kids being held out of Liberty school? Because measles is this contagious

Posted on 1 May, 2018. Category: Latest News

The vaccination rate for a Liberty middle school where a student exposed others to measles is relatively high, but more than a dozen students are being held out of classes because they haven’t had the shot. That’s according to data …more

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China: Tougher Rules Address Concerns Over Vaccine Safety

Posted on 30 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Following revelations of a scandal involving the distribution of $88 million worth of improperly refrigerated vaccines sold in 24 regions and provinces since 2010, authorities have announced that 357 officials have been implicated. Since the scandal was made public, parents have protested …more

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Brussels: EU Rallies For Coordinated Vaccine Push Against Measles And Other Diseases

Posted on 29 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

 The European Commission (EU) has urged its member states last Thursday to actively cooperate in fighting diseases such as measles and flu. The EU stands by their statement that vaccines against these diseases are among the most powerful and cost-effective …more

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Strategies for increasing uptake of vaccination in pregnancy in high-income countries: A systematic review

Posted on 29 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature
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UK: Addressing decreasing vaccine coverage in the EU

Posted on 29 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

In recent years, the European Union (EU) has seen large outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles due to declining vaccine coverage, supply shortages, and growing vaccine hesitancy. To address the challenges facing vaccination programmes, the European Commission set an …more

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Impact evaluation of a community engagement intervention in improving childhood immunization coverage: a cluster randomized controlled trial in Assam, India

Posted on 29 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature
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Examining the spatiotemporal evolution of vaccine refusal: Nonmedical exemptions from vaccination in California, 2000–2013

Posted on 29 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature
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Vaccination In Acute Humanitarian Emergencies A Framework For Decision Making

Posted on 29 Apr, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium
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Philippines: Gordon report on Dengvaxia up for plenary debate

Posted on 28 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

MANILA, Philippines — A total of 14 senators have signed the draft Blue Ribbon committee report prepared by its chairman Richard Gordon on the inquiry into the Dengvaxia vaccine controversy, allowing the start of debates on its contents next month. …more

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USA: What’s Behind the Recent Rise in Autism in the US?

Posted on 27 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

The percentage of kids with autism in the United States continues to rise, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The report found that, in 2014, an estimated 1 in 59 children had …more

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Belgium: Bruxelles s’inquiète des réticences envers les vaccins

Posted on 26 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

La Commission européenne a déploré jeudi les réticences grandissantes au sein d’une partie de la population de l’UE contre la vaccination et appelé à une meilleure coopération entre les 28 pour accélérer les campagnes de vaccination. Plusieurs pays de l’UE …more

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Rise in vaccine hesitancy related to pursuit of purity

Posted on 26 Apr, 2018. Category: Blog

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UK: Good Morning Britain condemned for spreading anti-vaccination myths with ‘offensive’ canine autism debate

Posted on 26 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Breakfast show Good Morning Britain (GMB) has been accused of putting children and pets at risk after it emerged that it was planning to air a segment on whether animal vaccines can cause “canine autism”. A tweeted request from the show said it was intending to run a debate on …more

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Cuba: Celebrating Vaccination Week for first time

Posted on 26 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

HAVANA, Cuba–The most important vaccination initiative on the continent, Vaccination Week in the Americas kicked off on Monday, in Cuba for the first time. As part of this campaign, led by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) since 2003, seventy …more

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Philippines: 3671% spike in measles cases alarms DOH

Posted on 25 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Department of Health (DOH) is urging parents to have their children vaccinated against measles following what health authorities said was an alarming surge (3,671 percent) in the number of measles cases in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Mindanao. …more

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India: Vaccination safe, to be monitored, schools told

Posted on 24 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

GURUGRAM: The health department has asked the private schools resisting the MR (Measles-Rubella) vaccination drive to comply, saying that the target is to immunise all children between ages of 9 months and 15 years. On Monday, civil surgeon B S Rajora said his team …more

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Philippines: The vaccine dilemma – How experts weigh benefits for many against risks for a few

Posted on 23 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

You’ve likely seen a version of the image above. Some people observe two faces in profile. Others see a vase. The same phenomenon can occur when scientists look at data, particularly when they try to weigh the benefits and risks …more

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Anti-vaccine misinformation denies children’s rights

Posted on 23 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

  By  Arthur L. Caplan  and  Peter J. Hotez Special to The Times This spring’s violence in Parkland, Florida, cast a spotlight on the rights of children and adolescents deserving protection. But in recent weeks we have also learned about …more

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Bosnia and Herzegovina: Unveiling vaccine hesitancy

Posted on 22 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

mmunization rates in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina are as low as 40% in some areas and continuing to decline, increasing the risk of large disease outbreaks. But, no one knows precisely why. Growing vaccine hesitancy, misinformation in social …more

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Germany: Measles infection rate triples

Posted on 21 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Measles vaccination rates are rising in Germany but so is the number of annual infections. Unvaccinated children can be kept out of school and day care to prevent an outbreak of the disease. Despite the introduction of tighter laws regulating …more

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Switzerland: WHO recommends testing before use of Sanofi’s dengue vaccine

Posted on 20 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday Sanofi’s vaccine against dengue should only be used after testing on individuals to assess whether they have ever been exposed to the infection. After a two-day meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, experts at …more

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Romania: In Romania, distrust of vaccines kills

Posted on 19 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Measles still claims young lives in Romania, where nearly 40 children have died in an outbreak that many blame on parents being misled by scare stories that vaccinating them is dangerous. Some 12,000 people have contracted measles since late 2016 in the …more

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China: Vaccine Scandal Fearmongering Attracts Backlash

Posted on 18 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

The revelation of a scandal involving the illegal distribution of over US$88 million in improperly stored vaccines over the last five years has sparked outrage in China, where food and drug scandals are commonplace. An ongoing investigation has so far led to the detention of at least 37. Mounting …more

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Nigeria: Nigeria’s Boko Haram extremists hamper polio eradication

Posted on 17 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Islamic extremists made Imana Alhaji Gana’s village in northeastern Nigeria too dangerous for health workers to vaccinate against polio. Now that she and her family have fled to a displacement camp, those workers want to catch her children in time. …more

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Ireland: HSE rules out involvement in anti-HPV vaccine conference

Posted on 16 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

The HSE has said it will have no involvement in an anti-HPV-vaccine event set to be held in Dublin next Saturday. The conference is being organised by the International Federation for Injured Children and Adults, a campaign group “seeking solutions for …more

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Pakistan: Over 4,000 families refuse polio vaccine in Punjab over ‘viral video’

Posted on 15 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Greater than four,000 households refused to manage their youngsters with polio drops throughout an ongoing immunisation drive in Punjab. Well being division officers stated that the refusals, originating from 5 districts of the province, stem from an anti-vaccine video being propagated …more

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Croatia: More than 15,000 Children Unvaccinated

Posted on 15 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

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USA: Anti-Vax Hospital Workers Using Religious Exemption Put Patients At Risk

Posted on 15 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

For several years now, anti-vaxxers have been claiming that they have religious objections to vaccines. This is nonsense. Just last month, the New England Journal of Medicine featured an article describing how the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been suing hospitals …more

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Status and drivers of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health in the Islamic world: A comparative analysis

Posted on 15 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature
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Socioeconomic factors associated with full childhood vaccination in Bangladesh

Posted on 15 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature
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India: At 61% full immunisation, Uttarakhand lags at bottom

Posted on 14 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Achievement of the health department’s immunisation programme in Uttarakhand has taken a serious hit in 2017-18 as only 61.32% children (9-11 months old) were covered with full immunisation. This is a drastic fall from 99.3% full immunisation that was achieved …more

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Ukraine: Death toll from outbreak of measles

Posted on 14 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

The number of deaths continues to grow. In a press-service of the Ministry of health of Ukraine reported that last week, died of measles three in Lviv, which were not vaccinated, reports the online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference …more

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UK: Call to extend HPV vaccine to boys as cancer rates soar

Posted on 13 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Health officials will come under increasing pressure to extend vaccination against the cancer-causing human papilloma virus to young men. Doctors say new figures, to be released in a few weeks, will show that rates of head and neck cancers in men …more

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Philippines: Senate’s draft Dengvaxia report, ‘full of inaccuracies’ – Garin

Posted on 12 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Former Department of Health (DOH) secretary Janette Garin on Wednesday described as “full of half-truths” Senator Richard Gordon’s recommendations based on the draft findings on the Dengvaxia vaccination investigation by the Senate’s Blue Ribbon Committee. “I believe that the narrative …more

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Literature Literature archive

F Gesualdo, N Zamperini, A E Tozzi 2018 VACCINE Vol 36( 34): 5107-5108
JV Lavery 2018 Science Vol. 361(6402): pp. 554-556
Pugliese-Garcia M, Heyerdahl L, Mwamba C, et a;. 2018 VACCINE 4 August 2018, In Press, Corrected Proof https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2018.07.042

Videos Video archive

Key figures share their perspectives on a controversy that led to the suspension of Ebola vaccine clinical trials in Ghana.

Drs. Heidi Larson and Pauline Paterson of the Vaccine Confidence Project join episode 50 of the Public Health United podcast with Nina Martin, November 2017.

Drs. Larson and Paterson join a discussion on vaccine confidence at Hong Kong University.  September, 2015.

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