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France: WHO warns of measles outbreak across Europe

Posted on 29 Mar, 2017 by The VCP

The World Health Organization warned Tuesday of large measles outbreaks in countries where immunisation has dropped, after more than 500 cases of the highly contagious disease were reported across Europe in January. “With steady progress towards elimination over the past …more

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USA: We Need to Stop Calling Breast-Feeding ‘Natural’

Posted on 28 Mar, 2017 by The VCP

Public health advocates often use the phrase natural in their attempts to promote breast-feeding. As a marketing strategy, it’s a shrewd move. Most mothers will feel at least a little bit guilty about going the “unnatural” route and will be too …more

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Pakistan: Pakistan’s immunisation programmes at risk – WB

Posted on 28 Mar, 2017 by The VCP

Pakistan cannot succeed in immunisation programmes in the absence of developing Vaccine Inventory Management System (VIMS), which includes proper storage and handling of vaccines, World Bank latest assessment report points out. A fiduciary systems assessment (FSA) carried out by the …more

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Niger: New vaccine could slow disease that kills 600 children a day

Posted on 28 Mar, 2017 by The VCP

A new vaccine against a diarrheal disease that kills about 600 children a day worked well in a large trial in Africa and appears to be a practical way to protect millions of children, scientists said on Wednesday. The new …more

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UK: On the wrong side of history

Posted on 28 Mar, 2017 by The VCP

As anti-vaccination movements gain momentum in some regions, World Immunization Week 2017 reminds us that vaccines work and are safe, and that ideological positions contrary to this truth ignore the weight of scientific evidence and deny a long history of …more

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USA: Study Re-Emphasizes If You Want To Advance Science, Try Explaining It More Simply

Posted on 27 Mar, 2017 by The VCP

Maybe you’ve heard the following philosophical question, “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Similarly, if you make a scientific discovery, but no one else understands it, …more

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Slovakia: Pediatrician – Parents only realise the importance of vaccines when the disease is real

Posted on 27 Mar, 2017 by The VCP

V Rumunsku sa v priebehu jedného roka zvýšil počet nakazených detí osýpkami z 15 na viac ako 3100, dokonca niekoľko detí umrelo. Ochorenie zachytili už aj na juhu Maďarska a detská lekárka Elena Prokopová, ktorá sa venuje problematike očkovania, varuje, …more

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Pakistan: 8 held on refusing vaccination to their children in Peshawar

Posted on 27 Mar, 2017 by The VCP

At least eight people were arrested on refusing vaccination to their children during an anti-polio campaign in Shaheen Muslimabad locality of Peshawar.   The district administration sources said that a total of 153 parents refused administering anti-polio vaccine to their …more

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Maldives: The number of people tested positive for the H1N1 influenza virus in the Maldives has risen to 176

Posted on 25 Mar, 2017 by Heidi Larson

http://malaysiandigest.com/world/665540-number-of-patients-infected-with-h1n1-in-maldives-rises-to-176.html statistics released by the Health Protection Agency showed here Friday, China’s Xinhua news agency reported.  Seven more people tested positive with the virus on Thursday with 23 patients in total being hospitalised with H1N1 to date.  At least two …more

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Ireland: MMR vaccine uptake at 91pc after numbers fell in 1990s

Posted on 25 Mar, 2017 by Heidi Larson

The uptake of the MMR vaccine to protect against measles, mumps and rubella has recovered and now stands at around 91.3pc nationally. The vaccine was at the centre of an unfounded scare in the late 1990s when it was wrongly …more

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Literature Literature archive

L E. SmithaRK. Webster J Weinman, R Amlôt, JYiendd,. Rubina, 2017 Vaccine in press http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.02.031
Perman S, Turner S, Ramsay AIG, et al. 2017 BMC Public Health  17:252
MJ Johnstone 2017 Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal 24 (8): 2

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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