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Kyrgyzstan: All my kids are vaccinated – Mufti

Posted on 21 Sep, 2017 by The VCP
No Author AKI Press

yrgyzstan’s Mufti (a Muslim legal expert who is empowered to give rulings on religious matters) Maksat Toktomushev said all of his children are vaccinated. He has six children. Speaking on September 21 at the seminar on the role of women …more

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Italy: Measles Outbreak In Italy While There’s A Party In The USA

Posted on 20 Sep, 2017 by The VCP
Melvin Sanicas Huffington Post

Measles is targeted for elimination in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European Region. However, Italy remains one of the 14 countries in the region with ongoing endemic measles transmission. In January 2017, the Italian National Health Institute (Istituto Superiore di …more

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South Africa: Infographic – ‘Vaccine boycott may explain Gauteng measles spike’

Posted on 20 Sep, 2017 by The VCP
Robinson Nqola Centurion Rekord

Gauteng parents refusing to have their children immunised for measles may be to blame for the exponential growth in the number of cases reported, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said. Over 80 children were affected by measles following …more

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USA: If You ‘Trust Your Gut’ You’re More Likely To Believe Fake News

Posted on 19 Sep, 2017 by The VCP
Thomas Tamblyn Huffington Post

Researchers from Ohio State University have found that people who tend to rely on their ‘gut feelings’ are more likely to believe fake news. The study, which involved three surveys, looked at how people form their beliefs and what factors help guide those …more

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India: Kerala – Anti-vaccine naturopath shown the door in school

Posted on 18 Sep, 2017 by The VCP
Amiya Meethal Deccan Chronicle

Naturopath Jacob Vadakkanchery is an anti-vaccination campaigner, who speaks against immunisation of children wherever he can. He had planned to address a PTA meeting at the A.U.P. S.  aided school, Nellisherry, near Edappal, on Friday (Sept 15).  However, his bid …more

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Pakistan: Polio workers move to nip virus in the bud

Posted on 18 Sep, 2017 by The VCP
No Author The Nation Pakistan

As Pakistan inches closer to the eradication of polio, frontline teams have zoomed in on the last pockets of population who remain on the move, especially from areas considered hotbeds of the poliovirus. Due to frequent movement from one place …more

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USA: Doctors advocate for immunizations as more parents claim exemptions in Massachusetts

Posted on 17 Sep, 2017 by Heidi Larson

THE ISSUE: A small but increasing number of parents have exempted their children from vaccination requirements. THE IMPACT: Doctors say immunizations are important to prevent the spread of diseases. While Massachusetts has one of the highest childhood vaccination rates in …more

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Ireland: The HPV propaganda battle

Posted on 16 Sep, 2017 by Heidi Larson

      The HPV propaganda battle: the other side finally fights back 30,000 parents will decide this month whether their daughters should get the HPV vaccine about 4 hours ago Pau The battle for the hearts and minds of …more

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UK: Convenience key in flu vaccine uptake

Posted on 16 Sep, 2017 by Heidi Larson

Social attitudes and inconvenience are to blame for the low uptake of flu vaccination among medical students and doctors, according to new research.  Only 55% of healthcare workers in England are protected against the spread of influenza, despite recommendations by …more

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Australia: Killer diseases back as ‘organic mums’ shun vaccines

Posted on 16 Sep, 2017 by Heidi Larson

Literature Literature archive

Glickman G, Harrison E, Dobkins K. 2017 N Engl J Med 377:1099-1101 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMc1708223
Filia A, Bella A, Del Manso M, Baggieri M, Magurano F, Rota MC 2017 Euro Surveillance 22(37):pii=30614. DOI:
Mehrotra R, Hariprasad R, Rajaraman P, Mahajan V, Grover R, Kaur P, Swaminathan S 2017 Journal of Global Oncology 0 0:0 DOI: 10.1200/JGO.17.00030

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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