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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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Canada: 600 central Ontario students facing suspension for not updating vaccination records

Posted on 11 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

A health unit serving central Ontario is sending school suspension orders to approximately 600 students for not having updated vaccination records. This week the Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge (HKPR) District Health Unit says students and families in the city of …more

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Pakistan: Authorities deny polio vaccine caused death

Posted on 10 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

The district health authorities denied that a two-month-old baby died after taking polio vaccine in Khizar Town of Renala Khurd on Monday. Mujahid, father of infant Manahil, alleged the health of his baby deteriorated after polio vaccinators administered her drops. …more

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USA: Opinion – Don’t politicize vaccines

Posted on 10 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Disease does not care if you are a Democrat or a Republican. Cancer does not care whether you voted for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Influenza has no concern about whether you showed up to vote in the March primary …more

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Australia: Anti-vaccination doctor appeals suspension

Posted on 9 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

A prominent Melbourne anti-vaccination doctor is appealing his suspension by the medical board and plans to take his fight to the Supreme Court. John Piesse’s Mitcham practice was raided by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) in September last …more

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Pakistan: Anti-polio drive to focus on refusal cases

Posted on 8 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

RAWALPINDI:  District Health Authority (DHA) will focus on refusal cases in the upcoming anti-polio campaign starting from April 9 to April 12. “The health authority will especially cover the 489 refusal cases of the previous campaign to bring the number …more

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Romania: Measles epidemic – baby dies, death toll reaches 46

Posted on 7 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Romanian health authorities say a nine-month old baby has died of measles, the 46th fatality from an epidemic that has struck the country over the past year. The National Center for the Supervision and Control of Transmissible Diseases said Friday …more

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France: Vaccins obligatoires – comment les crèches se préparent-elles ?

Posted on 6 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

En plus des trois vaccins actuellement obligatoires (diphtérie, tétanos, poliomyélite) s’ajoutent désormais l’haemophilius influenzae B (bactérie provoquant notamment des pneumopathies et des méningites), la coqueluche, l’hépatite B, la rougeole, les oreillons, la rubéole, le méningocoque C (bactérie provoquant des méningites) et le pneumocoque (bactérie provoquant notamment des …more

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USA: ‘You are going to hell!’ crowd erupts after vote to make it harder to skip vaccines

Posted on 6 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Parents erupted in anger Thursday after state lawmakers advanced a bill that would make it harder for families in New Jersey to avoid getting their children shots based on religious grounds.  Moments after the state Assembly Health Committee at the …more

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USA: People can’t be educated into vaccinations, but behavioral nudges help, study finds

Posted on 5 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Vaccines were one of the great inventions of modern history. They helped stop America’s polio epidemic in the 1950s, when it was paralyzing thousands and killing at least 3,000 a year. They have prevented the deaths of millions worldwide from diseases …more

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‘We All Work Together to Vaccinate the Child’: A Formative Evaluation of a Community-Engagement Strategy Aimed at Closing the Immunization Gap in North-West Ethiopia

Posted on 5 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature

The role of community engagement (CE) in improving demand for immunization merits investigation. The International Rescue Committee developed a CE strategy to implement a vaccine defaulter-tracing tool and a color-coded health calendar aimed at increasing uptake of immunization services in …more

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Slovakia: Vaccination holes threaten the return of diseases

Posted on 5 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

The vaccination rate in several regions in Slovakia has dropped below the 95-percent level. These so-called vaccination holes can serve as an entrance for the return of diseases that have not been reported in Slovakia over a longer period, according …more

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Greece: 2345 suspected measles cases reported as of April 1

Posted on 3 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Event According to Greek health officials, 2345 suspected cases of measles, including two deaths, had been reported in 2018 as of April 1 amid an ongoing measles outbreak in the country. Of the 2345 cases, 1390 were clinically confirmed, and …more

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France: measles outbreak update

Posted on 3 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

France measles outbreak update by NEWS DESK  April 2, 2018 In a follow-up on the measles outbreak in France, health authorities now report 1,232 measles cases since November 6, 2017, with 94 percent reported since January 1, 2018. Image/FotoshopTofs via pixabay Sixty-nine …more

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Philippines: After Dengvaxia scare, measles cases soar to 598

Posted on 3 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

RISING CASES. More and more Filipinos are getting rashes like this due to measles. MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Health (DOH) has recorded 598 cases of measles from January 1 to March 17, a huge spike from the figures …more

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Thailand: Doctor stands firm on bird-flu warning amid govt denials

Posted on 2 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

Top officials reject concerns about H5N1 after dead animals found at zoo. A RESPECTED doctor has stood by his claims that there were bird-flu infections in Thailand last year, even after several senior government officials issued denials on Monday.  Dr …more

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USA: The Psychology Of Fake News

Posted on 2 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

During the past two years, fake news has been a frequent topic of real news, with articles considering the role of social media in spreading fake news, the advent of fake videos and the role these play in the political process. Something less …more

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Portugal: measles outbreak rises to 82

Posted on 1 Apr, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Directorate General of Health (DGS) reported Friday that the measles outbreak has risen to 82 cases. Of the 82 infected, 71 have recovered. At present, there are 20 cases under investigation, 197 negative cases and 2 patients hospitalized in a …more

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The impact of past vaccination coverage and immunity on pertussis resurgence

Posted on 1 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature
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Turkey: If anti-vaccination trend gains pace, epidemic risk, warns expert

Posted on 31 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

If the anti-vaccination trend gains pace, this may produce serious consequences, including an epidemic, warns Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ceyhan, a member of the immunization advisory board of the Health Ministry. According to Ceyhan, a total of 23,000 parents refused to …more

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India: Before School Starts, Kerala Parents Worry About Vaccination Certificates

Posted on 30 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Kerala state government’s controversial proposal of making vaccination certificates mandatory for admission of children to class 1 is being debated by key stakeholders such as parents, health activists, policy experts, former bureaucrats, and medical professionals. Some see it as …more

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France: HPV Vaccination Rates – An Example of Information Mistrust

Posted on 30 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

    March 29th, 2018 – Vaccines, often lauded as one of the greatest public health interventions, are losing public confidence in certain countries. As an example, France is being confronted by various constituencies regarding vaccine-preventable diseases, such as cervical cancer. …more

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Afghanistan: Islamic Clerics, Government Working Together To Convince Militant Groups To Allow Polio Vaccination In Rural Areas

Posted on 30 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Islamic clerics have agreed to work with the Afghan government to persuade militant groups in the country that vaccination programmes should be allowed in remote areas. Imans are to consult with the Taliban, Islamic State and other factions in the …more

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Politics and public trust shape vaccine risk perceptions

Posted on 29 Mar, 2018. Category: Blog

Nature Human Behaviour  (Published online: 26 March 2018)   There is something about vaccines, and getting vaccinated, that touches nerves – personal, political and cultural nerves. It’s not natural; it hurts (“just a little bit”), and sometimes has side effects. …more

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“We are the heroes because we are ready to die for this country”: Participants’ decision-making and grounded ethics in an Ebola vaccine clinical trial

Posted on 29 Mar, 2018. Category: Literature
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USA: Parents of an autistic child are less likely to vaccinate any of their kids, study finds

Posted on 28 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

That’s according to a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, which found that parents of an autistic child are less likely to vaccinate their autistic child and the child’s siblings. Researchers looked at children born between January 1995 and September …more

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Uganda: Anger over fake Hepatitis B vaccine

Posted on 26 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | More Ugandans are infected with Hepatitis B than HIV, the virus which causes the dreaded AIDS. And both infections are spread the same way – through blood and other body fluids. Unlike HIV which destroys …more

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France: More than 1,000 cases of measles and 64 affected departments

Posted on 25 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Measles is currently affecting several French regions and the rapid increase in the number of cases since the beginning of the year may give rise to fears of another major epidemic throughout the country, French health officials report this week (computer …more

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Ukraine: Bans sale and use of Russian measles vaccine

Posted on 25 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Saturday, March 24, 2018 – 12:00 The State Service of Ukraine for Drugs and Drug Control banned the sale and use of the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella Prioriks, registered in Russia. The corresponding order of the department is …more

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How to get public engagement right

Posted on 25 Mar, 2018. Category: Literature
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Ireland: HSE launches information campaign on the HPV vaccine

Posted on 24 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

THE GOVERNMENT HAS launch the second phase of its HPV vaccine information campaign today to inform and encourage schoolgirls and their parents to avail of the free HPV vaccine scheme. Since the launch of the first phase of that campaign – which …more

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UK: A mumps crisis is coming as vaccines wear off, Harvard report warns

Posted on 24 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Mumps is back in the US, and people are most likely getting sick because the effects of the vaccine they got in early childhood are wearing off, new research suggests. For three decades after mumps vaccines were introduced in 1967, …more

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Australia: Perth’s north has one of the lowest immunisation rates in the country

Posted on 24 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Send via Email Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Perth’s northern suburbs has one of the lowest immunisation rates in children in the nation, according to new research from the Australian Institute …more

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Ireland: HPV vaccine – Take medical over online advice, parents urged

Posted on 23 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Minister for Health Simon Harris has urged parents to get their medical information from medical sources rather than social media. Speaking as he announced the second phase of a national cervical cancer vaccination programme – aimed at first-year secondary school girls – …more

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Philippines: WHO laments low vaccination rates amid Dengvaxia scare

Posted on 23 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

      ublished March 22, 2018 9:37pm  By CHINO GASTON, GMA News    The World Health Organization has expressed concern over reports coming from the Department of Health citing low vaccination rates due to the scare brought about by the …more

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Malaysia: Toddler dies of diphtheria after parents refused to vaccinate her against disease

Posted on 22 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Pakistan: Social media poses new challenge for anti-polio campaigns

Posted on 21 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Although there has been improvement in the country when it comes to reducing the number of polio cases, social media poses a new challenge for the polio vaccination programme. “Whenever the time comes to start a campaign against polio, a …more

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USA: How Facebook Groups Are Being Exploited To Spread Misinformation, Plan Harassment, And Radicalize People

Posted on 20 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

One week after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, those searching on Facebook for information about the upcoming March for Our Lives were likely to be shown an active group with more than 50,000 members. Called “March for Our Lives 2018 Official,” it …more

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Turkey: Alarming rate of anti-vaxxers concerns doctors

Posted on 20 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

legal victory against mandatory vaccination of children may spell trouble for generations to come. Professor Mehmet Ceyhan, who heads the National Vaccination Commission, says vaccine exemptions rose 13 times in the past three years, and more than 12,000 people were …more

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Pakistan: Two polio workers killed, three abducted by militants in Pakistan

Posted on 19 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Many extremist groups have spread rumours that the vaccination drives were a front for espionage or a conspiracy to sterilise Muslims. Militants on Sunday attacked a polio team in Pakistan’s tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing two workers and abducting three …more

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Serbia: Measles epidemic claims 13 lives

Posted on 17 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Belgrade, March 16 – A further two people have died in Serbia from measles-related complications, taking the death toll since the start of the epidemic last October to 13. In total the Serbian haelth authorities have registered 3,650 cases of …more

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Uganda: Parliament suspends Hepatitis B vaccination in private health facilities over fake vaccines

Posted on 17 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Parliament’s Health Committee of Health has ordered the temporary suspension of the Hepatitis B vaccination in all private health facilities over reports of fake drugs. In July 2015 President Yoweri Museveni launched a massive vaccination campaign against Hepatitis B which …more

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Intentions to use a novel Zika vaccine: the effects of misbeliefs about the MMR vaccine and perceptions about Zika

Posted on 17 Mar, 2018. Category: Literature
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Italy: Se l’epidemia è la disinformazione

Posted on 16 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

La questione vaccini è in questo periodo sempre più al centro di polemiche e accesi dibattiti, e il recente convegno internazionale organizzato dall’ordine dei biologi per il cinquantenario della sua fondazione “Le nuove frontiere della biologia” del 2 marzo scorso …more

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Canada: Manitoba school trustees to consider mandatory vaccinations for school children

Posted on 15 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Manitoba School Boards Association will vote this week on a motion that would see the organization lobby the provincial government to pass legislation making vaccinations mandatory for school-aged children. The motion was brought forward by the Brandon School Division …more

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Denmark: Rebuilding Confidence in HPV Vaccination

Posted on 15 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Pakistan: Pakistan is racing to combat the world’s first extensively drug-resistant typhoid outbreak

Posted on 14 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

When Qaurat al-Ain brought her fever-stricken daughter Mariam to a doctor in this city 90 miles east of Karachi, she assumed the one-year-old had a chest cold. The doctor prescribed antibiotics and sent her on her way, but the fever …more

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USA: Anti-vaccine advocate reportedly setting his eyes on Texas elections

Posted on 13 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Discredited British researcher Andrew Wakefield, who’s medical license was revoked after his anti-vaccination theories were debunked, is reportedly looking for a new platform in Texas politics.  Wakefield was the first person to claim a connection between vaccines and autism, according to the BBC. In 1998, …more

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Brazil: When Whatsapp’s Fake News Problem Threatens Public Health

Posted on 12 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

IN REMOTE AREAS of Brazil’s Amazon basin, yellow fever used to be a rare, if regular visitor. Every six to ten years, during the hot season, mosquitoes would pick it up from infected monkeys and spread it to a few loggers, …more

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Rebuilding patient–physician trust in China, developing a trust-oriented bioethics

Posted on 11 Mar, 2018. Category: Literature, Map2

Provider: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd Content:text/plain; charset=”UTF-8″ TI – Rebuilding patient–physician trust in China, developing a trust-oriented bioethics JO – JA – Developing World Bioeth VL – UR – DO – 10.1111/dewb.12172 SP – 4 EP – 6 PY …more

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Australia: Sydney’s wealthiest suburbs have lower than average child vaccination rates: report

Posted on 10 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

 Print  Email  Facebook  Twitter  More Sydney’s wealthiest suburbs have lower than average child vaccination rates: report By Pablo Vinales Updated about 8 hours ago PHOTO: The Northern Sydney Local Health District had lower than average rates of child immunisation. (Supplied: Australian Child Health Poll) RELATED STORY: Immunisation rate as …more

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USA: Communication Intervention Increases HPV Vaccination in Teens

Posted on 10 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Rates of vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) remain low among adolescents in the United States, despite wide availability of the vaccine since 2006 for girls and 2009 for boys. Now, a new randomized controlled clinical trial suggests that patients …more

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Philippines: Amid Dengvaxia uproar, media urged not to ‘let non-experts hog the spotlight’

Posted on 9 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Amid the uproar caused by the Dengvaxia controversy, media practitioners on Friday were urged to give air time to medical experts with years of experience in their fields to ensure the accuracy of their reports. “Don’t let the non-experts hog …more

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Ireland: Can kids spot fake news when it comes to health claims?

Posted on 9 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Claims of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism has contributed to a fall in vaccinations for measles in a number of countries including Ireland. Despite the vaccine being credited with an 84 percent drop in measles worldwide, the argument against …more

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France: Sanofi may seek U.S. approval for Dengvaxia despite Philippines outrage

Posted on 9 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

PARIS (Reuters) – Sanofi (SASY.PA) will decide shortly whether to seek regulatory approval for its dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in the United States and remains committed to the medicine despite a health scare in the Philippines, a senior executive said on …more

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USA: Wisconsin woman forced to get flu shot or be fired, DOJ lawsuit claims

Posted on 9 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

When certified nursing assistant Barnell Williams was told she needed to get the flu vaccine for her job in the fall of 2016, she refused, citing religious beliefs that her body was a “Holy Temple.” Her now former employer, Lasata …more

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USA: FDA did not issue new statement on vaccines and autism

Posted on 8 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Some health websites have misrepresented the fine print on an old vaccine label to falsely claim that the “FDA announced that vaccines are causing autism.” Vaccines do not cause autism and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration did not make …more

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Philippines: Measles outbreaks as Dengvaxia mess prompts anti-vaccine backlash

Posted on 7 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Anti-vaccination sentiment sparked by the Dengvaxia mess could have contributed to latest outbreaks of measles, a senior well being official has advised. The authorities has recognized 4 outbreaks of measles — which stays one of many world’s main killers of …more

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France: Pourquoi la France refuse le vaccin contre la dengue pour ses territoires d’outre-mer

Posted on 6 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

« Si la France, pays fabricant du Dengvaxia, n’en veut pas pour sa propre population, c’est bien qu’il y a un problème avec ce vaccin et que Sanofi nous prend pour ses cobayes ! » L’accusation revient en boucle dans les médias et sur …more

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Brazil: As yellow fever spreads toward big cities, Brazil struggles to vaccinate millions

Posted on 6 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

With air mattresses and beach chairs tucked under their arms, they began arriving as early as midnight, lining up down the sidewalk and around the corner in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil. “Make sure you have your vaccination card and your …more

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USA: Self-Declared ‘Health Ranger’ Mike Adams Has Apparently Been Booted From YouTube

Posted on 6 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

The prophesied day of doom may not yet have come for Infowars founder Alex Jones, who proclaimed YouTube would summarily ban him on Sunday but rode out the day with the account intact. But kindred soul Mike Adams, the self-declared “Health Ranger” …more

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Pakistan: Health authorities to hold measles vaccination drives

Posted on 5 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Health authorities have decided to start a door-to-door campaign for measles vaccinations as many people in Pakistan do not vaccinate their children because they think doing so is un-Islamic, District Health Officer Islamabad Dr Najeeb Durrani said. According to a …more

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USA: Why Americans are such easy targets for trolls and bots

Posted on 5 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

In the days after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, we learned that we weren’t just fighting gun violence in our country; we were also fighting bots that were using Facebook and other social media platforms …more

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Pakistan: Polio worker killed after abduction in Central Kurram

Posted on 4 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

(MENAFN – Tribal News Network) PARACHINAR, 02 March: Unidentified people have killed a polio worker in Central Kurram Agency, officials said here on Friday. Assistant political agent Arshad Jamil told reporters here that the polio worker, Quaidullah, was kidnapped by …more

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USA: Disgraced anti-vaxxer Andrew Wakefield aims to advance his agenda in Texas election

Posted on 4 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Philippines: Public Attorney Office liable for immunization scare

Posted on 4 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

March 4, 2016 – The Public Attorney’s Office or the PAO should be held liable for causing the reduction in immunization according to Health Secretary Francisco Duque III “irresponsible comments created unnecessary panic and scared the public from getting children …more

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USA: “Heard Immunity” — In An Age Of Vaccine Skepticism, It Is Critical To Understand Herd Immunity

Posted on 4 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

Lessons from the current flu season and the vaccination dilemma. Andrew Flescher and Geoffrey Kabat The 2017-2018 flu season is being called the worst since 2009 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and it may yet outstrip the …more

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Italy: Vaccine Debate Shows Anti-Establishment Sway

Posted on 4 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News
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UK: In the Wake of Wakefield

Posted on 4 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Nigeria: Vaccination security operatives over herdsmen attacks

Posted on 3 Mar, 2018. Category: Latest News

NEWS Vaccination: Oyo engages security operatives over herdsmen attacks    March 2, 2018  Daramola Adebayo  Oyo State government has assured that appropriate measures have been put in place to ensure safety of health workers administering measles vaccines on children in …more

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Literature Literature archive

JK Olive, PJHotez , A Damania, MS Nolan 2018 PloSMed Vol 15(6): e1002578 https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002578
M Salwa, TA Al-Munim 2018 BMC Medical Ethics Vol 19(Suppl 1):39 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12910-018-0287-0
Rosenbaum L 2018 N Engl J Med . 2018 Jun 13. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1804094

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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