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Germany: German kindergartens to name parents who skip vaccine advice

Posted on 26 May, 2017 by The VCP

The German government wants kindergartens to inform authorities if parents fail to prove they have attended a doctors’ consultation on child vaccinations. The measure is part of a government effort to improve vaccination rates in the country. These have dropped …more

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USA: Why science denial isn’t necessarily ideological

Posted on 25 May, 2017 by The VCP

Annie Murphy Paul, the author of “Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives,” is a science writer at work on a book about the extended mind. Science is taking it from all sides these days. …more

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Pakistan: Refusal cases in Fata against polio vaccine cut drastically

Posted on 24 May, 2017 by The VCP

ESHAWAR: Disappearance of militants as a result of military operation has paved the way for health workers to put brakes on refusals against the anti-polio oral vaccines by parents in Federally Administered Tribal Areas. Fata, which usually recorded about 50,000 …more

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Switzerland: Dr. Margaret Chan’s last address to World Health Assembly

Posted on 23 May, 2017 by The VCP

Address to the 70th World Health Assembly by Dr. Margaret Chan Madame President, Excellencies, honorable ministers, ambassadors, distinguished delegates, friends and colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, I thank Member States for the trust shown when you appointed me as your Director-General …more

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Canada: Parents’ reasons for not vaccinating children influence public attitudes toward them

Posted on 23 May, 2017 by The VCP

Mothers are viewed negatively if their child hasn’t been vaccinated, no matter the reason. But mothers who outright refuse to vaccinate their children are viewed in a harsher light compared to those who delay vaccines because of safety concerns or …more

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Ireland: Number of young girls receiving HPV vaccine slowly rising but doctors still worried

Posted on 22 May, 2017 by The VCP

THE FALLING NUMBER of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine has steadied much to the HSE’s relief but the World Health Organisation (WHO) is still very concerned about Ireland’s attitude to the medicine. Late last week, it emerged that provisional figures …more

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Malaysia: Vaccines not wrong from the Islamic perspective

Posted on 22 May, 2017 by The VCP

Kota Kinabalu: Immunisation is permissible from the Islamic perspective, said Islamic affairs senior officer Al-Fadhil Ustaz Md Razali Saibin of Universiti Malaysia Sabah’s Islamic Centre. The dependence on one’s own immune system, as advocated by the anti-vaccine group, is not …more

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France: Controversial Anti-Vaccine Doc ‘Vaxxed’ Gets Secret Cannes Screening

Posted on 22 May, 2017 by Heidi Larson

After sparking outrage on both side of the vaccination debate last year, Cinema Libre already has secured distribution deals for the film in Italy, Germany, Poland and China. Controversial documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe is getting a secret Cannes …more

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USA:The Anti-Vaccine And Anti-GMO Movements Are Inextricably Linked And Cause Preventable Suffering

Posted on 19 May, 2017 by Heidi Larson

  Kavin Senapathy ,       Activists carry signs during a protest against genetically modified organisms. RAJESH JANTILAL/AFP/Getty Images The thoroughly answered question of whether vaccines cause autism isn’t really a question outside of conspiracy-theorist circles. The body of …more

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USA: Anti-vaccine activists are playing with fire in Minnesota

Posted on 19 May, 2017 by The VCP

“They are everywhere. Like, every event, every forum.” This is how anti-vaccine activists were described by a community outreach worker in Minneapolis, where the Somali-American population was systematically and incessantly warned against vaccines. Activists including Andrew Wakefield — who published a fraudulent paper …more

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Literature Literature archive

MA Habib, S Soofi, S Cousens, 2017 Lancet Glob Health 5: e593–603
M Bazán, E Villacorta, G Barbagelatta, et al. 2017 Vaccine Vol35(22): 2930–2936
Moro, Pedro L et al. 2017 The Lancet Infectious Diseases , Vol 17(5): 469 - 470

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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