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New Global Monitor in Public Trust in Science, Health and Vaccines

Heidi Larson | 19 Jun, 2019

The Wellcome Trust launched their first Global Monitor surveying over 140,000 individuals in 140 countries regarding their trust in science, scientists , health professionals and vaccines.

The Global Monitor adopted the Vaccine Confidence Project’s  Vaccine Confidence Index (TM) to measure confidence in vaccine importance, safety and effectiveness. This is what we found  (click here)


From the Center for Vaccine Ethics & Policy
Vaccines and Global Health: The Week in Review
The European Regional Office of the Vaccine Confidence Project™

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Videos Video archive

Emilie Karafillakis, research fellow for the Vaccine Confidence Project, speaks to France 24 about the rising anti-vaccination sentiment that is rising throughout Europe, especially in France where a recent study revealed 1 in 3 citizens believe vaccines are unsafe.

In this episode of Take as Directed, J. Stephen Morrison speaks with Dr. Heidi Larson on why vaccine confidence is currently in crisis, and how this has fueled outbreaks such as measles and the persistence of polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Prof Larson discusses vaccine hesitancy and its implications across global health in this webinar.

Literature Literature archive

Sabahelzain MM et al. 2019 PLoS ONE VOl 14 (6): e0213882.
KT Paul, K Loer 2019 Journal of Public Health Policy Volume 40, Issue 2
J Kennedy 2019 The European Journal of Public Health Vol. 29, No. 3, 512–516
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