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India: Vaccination Drive Extended After Hitting a Wall in Muslim Pockets

Posted on 25 Feb, 2017 by Heidi Larson

    New Delhi: The Centre has extended the duration of its largest vaccination drive – against Measles and Congenital Rubella – due to low coverage, days after reports emerged that anti-vaxxers were using a recent statement by Union Minister …more

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Kenya: WHO and Catholic Church headed for fresh clash over tetanus vaccination

Posted on 25 Feb, 2017 by Heidi Larson

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued new guidelines on tetanus vaccination, which could set off another round of controversy with the Catholic Church leadership in Kenya. The WHO has proposed new mass vaccinations for women and girls in Kenya …more

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India: Mission to bust rumours about MR vaccination

Posted on 24 Feb, 2017 by The VCP

As rumours continue to fly thick and fast about Union ministry of health’s single vaccination against measles and rubella under the Universal Immunisation Programme targeting kids belonging to a particular community to render them sterile, a businessman from the same …more

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USA: Google Blacklists Natural News, the Web’s Leading Authority on DIY Ebola Vaccines

Posted on 24 Feb, 2017 by The VCP

Yesterday, the website Natural News had roughly 140,000 of its pages de-listed from Google. Now, the site’s owner, Mike “The Health Ranger” Adams, is crying foul. He claims that companies like Google are “anti-Trump globalists” who are waging a war …more

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Canada: Ontario science teacher found guilty of misconduct in anti-vaccination case

Posted on 24 Feb, 2017 by The VCP

TORONTO — An Ontario science teacher stormed out of a hearing after being found guilty of professional misconduct for telling students vaccines could kill them. An independent disciplinary committee with the Ontario College of Teachers found Timothy C. Sullivan guilty …more

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USA: Religious vaccine exemptions on the rise for New Jersey school kids

Posted on 24 Feb, 2017 by Heidi Larson

If you send a child to school in New Jersey, they are required to receive several vaccinations. But there are medical and religious exemptions. Over the past six years, while the number of school children not getting vaccinated for medical …more

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Yemen: Yemen launches polio vaccination drive amid fears disease could reappear

Posted on 24 Feb, 2017 by The VCP

Yemen has launched a major polio vaccination campaign amid fears the disease could reappear in the war-ravaged nation, where the health system is on the verge of collapse and aid agencies are warning of famine. The World Health Organization (WHO), …more

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China: H7N9 surge in China prompts high-level call for market closures

Posted on 23 Feb, 2017 by Heidi Larson

With the country in its fifth and biggest wave of H7N9 avian flu activity, China’s premier today urged local officials in affected areas to shutter live-poultry markets, with some experts saying the closures are coming too late. In other developments, …more

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Pakistan: Parents warned against en bloc refusal to vaccination

Posted on 23 Feb, 2017 by The VCP

The district administration has decided to seek help of the Pakistan Army, police and local councillors in case of en bloc refusal by parents to get polio vaccine administered to their children during the upcoming campaign starting from Feb 27. …more

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USA: Should scientists march? US researchers still debating pros and cons

Posted on 23 Feb, 2017 by The VCP

Scientists around the United States are getting ready to do an unprecedented experiment: They plan to march en masse in Washington, D.C., and other cities on April 22, to take a stand for the importance of public policies based on …more

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Literature Literature archive

C. Alberts, MF Schim van der Loeff, Y Hazeveld, et al 2017 BMC Public Health 17:220 DOI: 10.1186/s12889-017-4091-4
Orenstein EW, Orenstein LAV, Diarra K, Djiteye M, Sidibé D, et al. 2017 PLOS ONE 12(2): e0171499. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0171499
R. Horton 2017 Lancet Vol 389 (10069)

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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