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India: More baby girls than boys die in India, as parents neglect healthcare

Posted on 24 Feb, 2018 by Heidi Larson

   | 22 FEBRUARY, 2018 More baby girls than boys die in India, as parents neglect healthcare India offers free care to newborns in more than 700 state-run hospitals A medical worker administers polio drops to an infant at a hospital …more

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USA: HPV Vaccination Rates Among American Teens Still Low

Posted on 24 Feb, 2018 by Heidi Larson

An alarming rate of teens in the United States haven’t received HPV vaccination yet or don’t know much about how it could help prevent cancer, according to a new study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Annually, about 31,000 people …more

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Brazil: Vaccinating entire population against yellow fever

Posted on 24 Feb, 2018 by Heidi Larson

 Brazilian minister of health, Ricardo Barros, on Thursday proposed to vaccinate the entire country against yellow fever, after the disease emerged in new areas.   The recommendation will now be discussed with international organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) …more

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UK: I understand the fears. But vaccinating children should be compulsory

Posted on 23 Feb, 2018 by The VCP
Suzanne Moore The Guardian

When Roald Dahl’s daughter Olivia was seven, she fell ill. He thought she was on the way to recovery and often read to her. “I was sitting on her bed, showing her how to fashion little animals out of coloured …more

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USA: Trump appears to abandon vaccine sceptic group denounced by scientists

Posted on 23 Feb, 2018 by The VCP
David Smith The Guardian

Donald Trump appears to have abandoned plans to investigate the spurious link between childhood immunisations and autism, a move welcomed by experts but condemned by Robert F Kennedy Jr, a vaccine sceptic. The son of former US attorney general Bobby Kennedy …more

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Switzerland: Europe Saw 4-Fold Increase In Measles Cases In 2017

Posted on 21 Feb, 2018 by The VCP
Merrit Kennedy NPR

Measles is highly contagious, but easily preventable with a vaccine. However, the numbers of measles cases sharply jumped up in Europe in 2017, according to new data released by the World Health Organization. In 2017, the disease affected 21,315 people, compared …more

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Italy: Italian election leaves science out in the cold

Posted on 21 Feb, 2018 by The VCP
Alison Abbott Nature

As campaigning ahead of Italy’s national election enters its final weeks, researchers in the country fear that budget cuts and declining interest in science will only continue — whatever the outcome of the vote on 4 March. A complex coalition …more

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Congo-Kinshasa: Polio Outbreak Threatens a Global Crisis

Posted on 21 Feb, 2018 by The VCP
Jean Kassongo CAJ News Africa

THE outbreak of poliovirus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is feared to spread to neighbouring countries as thousands flee the war-torn country. Some 20 children have been affected by the paralysing disease that has been declared a national …more

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Ireland: Measles outbreak – the price of bad science

Posted on 20 Feb, 2018 by The VCP
Editorial The Irish Times

In an ideal world the current outbreak of measles in Limerick and Dublin would not be happening. Ireland would have established herd immunity against the infectious disease following years of childhood immunisation with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine. Had vaccination …more

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Brazil: South America records most yellow fever cases in decades

Posted on 19 Feb, 2018 by Heidi Larson

South America records most yellow fever cases in decades Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP News   Feb 19, 2018     A new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) documents yellow fever cases in animals and …more

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Literature Literature archive

GM Bryden, M Browne, et al. 2018 Vaccine Vol36,(9): 1227-1234
MGrandahl , S C Paek, et al 2018  PLoS ONE 13(2): e0193054
Heidi J Larson. 2018. The Lancet 391(10120), p527–528. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30193-4

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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