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Ireland: Measles outbreak – Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children?

Posted on 21 Nov, 2017 by The VCP
Jennifer Whitmore TheJournal.ie

ANY PARENT WHO has ever fretted over a hot and bothered child with a skin rash must shudder to hear about the latest measles outbreak in Dublin and Meath. There’s nothing like reports of a highly contagious virus on the …more

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USA: Journal replaces anti-vaccine paper it retracted for missing conflicts, “number of errors”

Posted on 20 Nov, 2017 by The VCP
No Author Retraction Watch

A journal retracted a paper about how conflicts of interest might be influencing research into the link between vaccines and autism because — wait for it — the authors failed to disclose conflicts of interest. According to the retraction notice, …more

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USA: Medical Exemptions Triple After California Vaccine Law Goes Into Effect

Posted on 20 Nov, 2017 by The VCP
Lemor Abrams CBS

State lawmakers may give California’s strict vaccination law another shot after a surge in medical exemptions. SB277 bars parents from citing religious or personal belief exemptions to get their children out of getting their vaccines. Now doctors say the law …more

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Yemen: Diphtheria returns to war-torn Yemen, More than 100 cases recorded

Posted on 20 Nov, 2017 by Heidi Larson

There is little that can introduce or reintroduce a infectious disease back to a country than the chaos that surrounds war and political and social instability. We see numerous examples of this today to include diphtheria, measles and malaria reappearance in …more

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Indonesia: Only one in five Indonesian women are aware of cervical cancer screening

Posted on 20 Nov, 2017 by Heidi Larson

Just one in five Indonesian women are aware of cervical cancer screening, according to a study, funded by the UK Medical Research Council and presented at the ESMO Asia 2017 Congress being held in Singapore, November 17 – 19, 2017. …more

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Australia: HPV vaccine unexpectedly knocks out nasty childhood throat disease

Posted on 19 Nov, 2017 by Heidi Larson

 Australian Jason Stevenson – pictured with his daughter Jody – has had 55 operations to clear warts in his throat that restrict his breathing. Australian Jason Stevenson has had 55 rounds of surgery – and counting – to clear the …more

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Australia: City of Sydney sparks anger after publicising anti-vaccination event

Posted on 19 Nov, 2017 by Heidi Larson

Labor’s Tanya Plibersek criticises ‘idiocy’ of online event listing, which has since been taken down      A screenshot of the event, which was later removed by the City of Sydney. Photograph: City of Sydney council View more sharing options …more

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Guyana: HPV vaccine has withstood rigours of randomised controlled trials

Posted on 18 Nov, 2017 by Heidi Larson

Dear Editor, This letter is in response to one that appeared in your newspaper earlier this month written by Sherlina Nageer et al titled `Gov’t should halt HPV vaccination programme, there are better options’. The authors stated that they “have …more

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India: Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign to extend in Malappuram

Posted on 18 Nov, 2017 by Heidi Larson

 As the ongoing Measles-Rubella vaccination campaign has failed to yield desired results in vaccination of target population of children, the health authorities is likely to extend the campaign until November 30. After the first phase of the campaign which was concluded …more

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USA: A Century After 1918, Flu Pandemic Preparedness Still Lacking

Posted on 18 Nov, 2017 by Heidi Larson

Nearly 100 years after the 1918 flu pandemic claimed as many as 50 million lives, many of us would like to think such devastating losses will never be seen again. Unfortunately, the experts say otherwise. Despite a century’s worth of …more

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Literature Literature archive

Lekoane et al. (2017) Systematic Reviews 6:229 DOI 10.1186/s13643-017-0623-3
S Taylor, M Khan, A Muhammad, O Akpala, Ma van Strien, C Morry, W Feek, E Ogden. 2017. Vaccine Vol 35, Issue 47, 7:6438-6443. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.09.075
B Soborg 2017 European Journal of Public Health 27, Issue suppl_3 https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/ckx187.036

Videos Video archive

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

Dr. Larson’s address to the CSIS conference on “The Global Experience in Addressing Cervical Cancer”.

Dr. Larson discusses the VCP’s 2015 report on the State of Vaccine Confidence worldwide.

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