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Malaysia: G25 group launches video to counter anti-vaccine camp

Posted on 24 Jul, 2017 by Heidi Larson

KUALA LUMPUR: Concerned about the possibility of parents not vaccinating their children, the G25 group of prominent Malays has launched a video to engage anti-vaccination groups. One of its members, Tan Sri Dr Yahya Awang (pic), a co-founder, former head and …more

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Pakistan: Polio virus threat continues to haunt Islamabad

Posted on 24 Jul, 2017 by The VCP
Asma Ghani The Express Tribune

Persistent presence of polio virus in high risk areas and suboptimal coverage during anti-polio vaccination drives in Islamabad that should be a role model for other cities has become one of the remaining hurdles for a polio free Pakistan. At …more

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France: Des anti-vaccins lancent une action en justice contre quatre laboratoires

Posted on 24 Jul, 2017 by The VCP
L'Obs MSN France

Sécurité routière : hausse du nombre de morts sur la route de 15,4% en juinSécurité routière : hausse du nombre de morts sur la route de 15,4% en juin. En septembre, une centaines de familles convaincues du lien entre vaccination …more

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USA: Vaccine Exemptions Driving up Whooping Cough Cases

Posted on 23 Jul, 2017 by Heidi Larson
Elizabeth Pratt HealthLine

Researchers say people who don’t get vaccinated, as well as the short-term effectiveness of the vaccine, are causing pertussis cases to once again rise. Whooping cough has been on the rise in the United States in recent years, and it …more

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USA: Parents of Maine kids refusing vaccines as measles, whooping cough cases increase

Posted on 21 Jul, 2017 by Heidi Larson
Jackie Farwell Bangor Daily News

A greater percentage of Maine kindergarteners entered school last year without being fully vaccinated, according to new data released as the state faces a surge in whooping cough cases and its first measles case in decades. Five percent of kindergarteners, …more

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Syria: Syria polio outbreak rises to 27 cases

Posted on 21 Jul, 2017 by Heidi Larson
News Desk Outbreak News Today

In a follow-up on the circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type-2 (cVDPV2) outbreak in Syria, UN health officials report four additional cases this week, bringing the total to 27. Monovalent type-2 oral polio vaccine (mOPV2) reached Deir Ez-Zor on 12 July. Vaccines for …more

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India: No excuses, vaccines in schools to be mandatory

Posted on 20 Jul, 2017 by Heidi Larson
Shweta Tripathi Deccan Chronicle

        The vaccination programme will mandate vaccines against five vaccine preventable diseases, namely diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, Hepatitis-B and Haemophilus influenza-B. As per the health and family welfare department officials, “Vaccine preventable diseases like neonatal and maternal tetanus, …more

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UK: HPV vaccine – anger over decision not to extend NHS scheme to boys

Posted on 20 Jul, 2017 by Heidi Larson
Nicola Slawson The Guardian

A decision not to vaccinate boys against a cancer-causing sexually transmitted infection has been condemned by health bodies and campaigners. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which has been reviewing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme, concluded …more

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Bangladesh: Absence of immunisation campaigns behind deaths of 9 Sitakunda children

Posted on 20 Jul, 2017 by Heidi Larson
No Author Dhaka Tribune

  Some 100 children of Sitakunda’s Tripura Para reportedly affected by the measles virus, which had already claimed the lives of nine children in the same area in recent times. Experts pointed the finger at the absence of immunisation campaigns …more

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Kyrgyzstan: Doctors recommend Kyrgyzstanis in Euro trip to be careful as measles outbreaks in 14 European countries

Posted on 20 Jul, 2017 by Heidi Larson
No Author AKI Press

Doctors recommend Kyrgyzstanis in Euro trip to be careful as measles outbreaks in 14 European countries 12:04, 20 July 2017, 210 Chief sanitary doctor of Kyrgyzstan Oleg Gorin recommended Kyrgyzstanis in Euro trip to be careful as measles outbreaks in 14 …more

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Literature Literature archive

A.L. Wagner et al. 2017 Vaccine Vol 35: 4362–4367
M Pot,HMvan Keulen, RACRuiter, et al. 2017 Preventive Medicine Volume 100: 41-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.04.005
Henrikson NB, Marcuse EK, et.al. 2017 Public Health Reports 10.1177/0033354917711175

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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