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Contemporary vaccination policy in the European Union: tensions and dilemmas

Posted on 16 Jun, 2019. Category: Literature

   

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USA: American Medical Association Wants Minors to Override Parents’ Vaccination Refusal

Posted on 15 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News

he American Medical Association has voted to support state policies that would permit minors to override their parents’ objections to vaccinations. “The prevalence of unvaccinated pediatric patients is troubling to physicians,” AMA board member Dr. S. Bobby Mukkamala said in the release. …more

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USA: Measles cases are on the rise, but some Tampa Bay parents won’t vaccinate their kids

Posted on 15 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News
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How to combat health misinformation online: A research roundup

Posted on 15 Jun, 2019. Category: Blog

Highlights of an article published by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Center for Media and Policy  Full article here  By Chloe Reichel June 13, 2019 Many Americans are turning to the internet with their health questions. And their use of …more

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USA: Amid measles outbreak, New York ends religious exemptions for vaccines

Posted on 15 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News

Amid an ongoing measles outbreak, New York is requiring schoolchildren to be vaccinated, even if parents have religious objections. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Thursday that removes nonmedical exemptions from school vaccination requirements. The law goes into effect immediately, his …more

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USA: I attended an Orthodox anti-vaccine rally. Here is what I saw

Posted on 10 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News

I ATTENDED AN ORTHODOX ANTI-VACCINE RALLY. HERE’S WHAT I SAW. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do!” he cried, reciting the Gospels nearly verbatim in referring to advocates of vaccination. BY BEN SALES/JTA            …more

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Australia: Killer virus stretches hospitals to breaking point

Posted on 10 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News

Fifteen people have died and a record 3284 were last month diagnosed with an “unprecedented” killer flu sweeping WA and stretching emergency departments to breaking limit. Influenza season traditionally peaks in August and September but its early and brutal arrival …more

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Philippines: Courts dismiss complaints filed against former Health secretary in connection with Dengvaxia

Posted on 10 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News

Three Metropolitan Trial Courts recently dismissed complaints filed against former Health secretary Janette Garin and other officials in connection with Dengvaxia cases for lack of jurisdiction. Judges Nelvin Asi, Chelsea Segunda Dirige and Marlo Bermejo Campanilla of the Metropolitan Trial Court …more

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India: Delhi reports rabies vaccine shortage

Posted on 10 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News

Delhi reports rabies vaccine shortage by NEWS DESK June 8, 2019   The New Indian Express reports that the Delhi government is reporting an “acute shortage” of rabies vaccines in  government run hospitals. The shortage is due to a drop in vaccine …more

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DR Congo: WHO adapts Ebola vaccination strategy to account for insecurity and community feedback

Posted on 8 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News

WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) today issued new recommendations to address vaccination challenges in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The recommendations include endorsing operational adjustments that make the vaccination process faster and …more

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Ukraine: Three-month-old child dies from measles

Posted on 6 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News
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Costa Rica: Nationwide HPV vaccination campaign begins

Posted on 6 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News
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Ireland: Baby admitted to intensive care with preventable disease after his parents ‘refused to have him vaccinated

Posted on 6 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News

PARENTS of a 13-month-old boy have told of being “unduly influenced” by anti-vaccine misinformation on social media, after their son was admitted to intensive care at University Hospital Galway (UHG) with a preventable illness. The unnamed mum and dad have …more

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Australia: ‘Take the shot’: Grieving mother whose 10-year-old boy died of influenza makes an impassioned plea to parents

Posted on 6 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News
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Samoa: Infant deaths in Samoa following administration of MMR vaccine under investigation

Posted on 4 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News

The deaths of two infants on 6 July 2018 in Samoa shortly after receiving their MMR immunisations are under investigation by the Samoan Ministry of Health and Samoan Police.  There have also been media reports of two other deaths of Samoan siblings …more

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Madagascar: How the battle against measles varies around the world

Posted on 4 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News
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Populist politics and vaccine hesitancy in Western Europe: an analysis of national-level data

Posted on 2 Jun, 2019. Category: Literature
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Stronger responders—uptake and decline of HPV-vaccination in Denmark

Posted on 2 Jun, 2019. Category: Literature
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USA: Measles cases top record, putting measles elimination status at risk

Posted on 2 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday that 971 cases of measles have been reported this year, topping the 1994 modern-record level, and it warned that the United States could lose its measles elimination status. Amid …more

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USA: Facebook Pledged Crackdown on Vaccine Misinformation. Then Not Much Happened

Posted on 1 Jun, 2019. Category: Latest News
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ZImbabwe: Over a million girls to to get HPV vaccine this week

Posted on 29 May, 2019. Category: Latest News
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“Take As Directed”: Vaccine Confidence in Crisis

Posted on 29 May, 2019. Category: Video

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.

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Russia: The ‘Anti-Vaxxer’ Movement and Disinformation Are Fueling the Spread of Preventable Diseases

Posted on 28 May, 2019. Category: Latest News
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Article pick of the Week: How the anti-vaccine movement crept into the GOP mainstream

Posted on 28 May, 2019. Category: Blog

Published in POLITICO    27 May 2019 By Arthur Allen The anti-vaccine movement, which swelled with discredited theories that blamed vaccines for autism and other ills, has morphed and grown into a libertarian political rebellion that is drawing in state …more

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Growing Epidemic of Vaccine Hesitancy and the Implications for Global Health

Posted on 28 May, 2019. Category: Video

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

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Nigeria:Is FaceBook undermining democracy in Africa?

Posted on 26 May, 2019. Category: Latest News
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Pakistan: To Calm Nervous Families, Pakistan Changes Polio Vaccination Tactics

Posted on 26 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

After serious setbacks in April led to a cluster of new polio cases, Pakistan is revamping its vaccination strategy in a renewed effort to wipe out the virus. The country is one of just three — along with Afghanistan and …more

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USA:State Vaccine Doctor Feeds Oregon Lawmakers Bunk

Posted on 24 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

Among the 8.6 million people who live in New York City, there’s been 359 cases of measles since last September. On March 9, Mayor Bill de Blasio leading the charge, the city mandated the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine in …more

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Philippines: The Philippines Is Fighting One Of The World’s Worst Measles Outbreaks

Posted on 23 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

The measles outbreak got so bad in Manila, Philippines, that San Lazaro Hospital had to set up tents in the parking lot, the courtyard and even the landing at the top of the stairs outside the pediatric ward to house …more

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TOP ARTICLE OF THE WEEK: NYTIMES: Infecting People Isn’t a Religious Right

Posted on 22 May, 2019. Category: Blog

By The Editorial Board   The New York Times    From Original article  The measles outbreak makes it vital for New York lawmakers to end religious exemptions for vaccinati  ons. By The Editorial Board The editorial board represents the opinions of the …more

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Global: How the battle against measles varies around the world

Posted on 22 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

he World Health Organization’s goal was lofty but achievable: eliminate measles from five of the world’s six regions by 2020. But recent outbreaks — even in places where elimination had been achieved — are making that goal a distant dream. …more

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USA: Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Posted on 19 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

Despite Measles Warnings, Anti-Vaccine Rally Draws Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews A “vaccine symposium” in Rockland County was denounced by health authorities and some ultra-Orthodox rabbis, who said the speakers were spreading dangerous propaganda.   Hundreds were in attendance at an …more

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Key considerations for successful implementation of maternal immunization programs in low and middle income countries

Posted on 19 May, 2019. Category: Literature
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Nigeria: “I have not seen such high numbers of measles cases”

Posted on 19 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

“I have not seen such high numbers of measles cases” 17 May 2019 Five-year-old Mustapha Osman is receiving fluids intravenously in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) measles unit inside State Specialist hospital in Maiduguri, in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State. He …more

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UK: BMJ Case Study Shows Just How Dangerous Measles Can Be If You’re Pregnant

Posted on 18 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

You don’t want measles, period. You really don’t want measles when you’re pregnant, when it can cause severe maternal complications and premature birth. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has published a case report of a 27-year-old woman from England, who caught measles when she …more

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Israel: Health advocate pens prayer to encourage vaccination

Posted on 18 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

In early spring, as the worldwide measles outbreak was raging, an Orthodox Israeli woman wrote a prayer to encourage religious parents to vaccinate their children. “I’ve come across a lot of people who do vaccinate, but they often feel conflicted,” …more

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Pakistan:Two new polio cases reported

Posted on 17 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

Pakistan confirmed on Thursday that two new cases of polio had emerged in the country, raising the 2019 total to 17. “Two new polio cases from Karachi and North Waziristan have been confirmed by the National Institution of Health [NIH]” …more

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News of the week: Over 100 000 people sick with measles in 14 months: with measles cases at an alarming level in the European Region

Posted on 17 May, 2019. Category: Blog

Since 1 January 2018, 47 of the 53 countries in the Region have together reported over 100 000 measles cases and over 90 measles-related deaths. WHO has been supporting them over time to improve their immunization coverage and tackle disease …more

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USA: Vaccine opponents tap social media to fight new California exemptions bill

Posted on 14 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

As state legislators consider a bill to crack down on suspect vaccine exemptions for schoolchildren, a vocal minority on social media is fostering opposition, often by spreading misinformation and sharing referrals to doctors who support their cause. Senate Bill 276 …more

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Pakistan: All but eliminated polio. Then things went badly wrong.

Posted on 11 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

Nobody saw it coming. The virus was so close to being wiped out. Millions of young children had been repeatedly inoculated, and in March older ones were added in a final nationwide vaccine push to ensure that Pakistan — one of only …more

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USA: Washington State Limits Exemptions for Children Not Being Vaccinated

Posted on 11 May, 2019. Category: Latest News
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Japan: Why Japan banned MMR vaccine

Posted on 11 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

Japan stopped using the MMR vaccine seven years ago – virtually the only developed nation to turn its back on the jab. Government health chiefs claim a four-year experiment with it has had serious financial and human costs. Of the …more

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USA: Texas lawmaker calls vaccine research ‘sorcery’

Posted on 9 May, 2019. Category: Latest News
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USA: Instagram still doesn’t have vaccine misinformation under control

Posted on 9 May, 2019. Category: Latest News
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Vaccines, “fake news” and the EU elections: will public health be the loser?

Posted on 9 May, 2019. Category: Video

VCP Research Fellow Emilie Karafillakis comments on the anti-vaccination movement, the role of social media and the importance of rebuilding trust. 

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Pakistan: Another polio officer shot dead

Posted on 7 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

Another polio officer shot dead Anwarullah Khan Abdullah Jan, 35, was going home on a motorbike when unidentified assailants shot him dead in the Thani area, some 20 kilometres from Khar, the headquarters of Bajaur tribal district, officials and locals …more

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Vaccine hesitancy: a generation at risk

Posted on 5 May, 2019. Category: Literature
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Pakistan: Demands Facebook remove polio vaccine misinformation

Posted on 4 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

In recent months Pakistani social media has been inundated with fake news reports and videos — garnering thousands of views and shares in the last week alone — claiming numerous children have been killed by the polio vaccine. Thousands of …more

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Story of the week – The FDA Approved a Dengue Fever Vaccine—Here’s What You Need to Know

Posted on 3 May, 2019. Category: Blog

By Maggie O’Neill  The FDA approved a vaccine for dengue virus, which causes dengue fever, it said yesterday in a statement. The vaccine, called Dengvaxia, was previously approved in the European Union and 19 other countries. You don’t need to worry about …more

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USA: Nurse-turned-legislator gets death threat over controversial vaccine bill

Posted on 3 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

Kyle Mullica, a freshman member of Colorado’s House, came into office this past January with a sense of mission. An emergency-room nurse, he had run a campaign based on his experience in the world of medicine, in an era where …more

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Canada: Doctors worry as anti-vaccination messages escalate from social media misinformation to personal threats

Posted on 2 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

Doctors worry as anti-vaccination messages escalate from social media misinformation to personal threats pitchforks are coming out,’ family doctor says Nicole Ireland · CBC News · Posted: May 01, 2019 4:00 AM ET | Last Updated: May 1   Signs advertising free measles vaccines …more

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USA: FDA approves the first vaccine for dengue fever, but with major restrictions

Posted on 2 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

  FDA approves the first vaccine for dengue fever, but with major restrictions By HELEN BRANSWELL @HelenBranswell MAY 1, 2019 The FDA has approved Dengvaxia, the first vaccine against dengue fever.HERMAN LUMANOG/PACIFIC PRESS/SIPA VIA AP The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday …more

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Philippines: dengue-vaccine-controversy-in-the-philippines

Posted on 2 May, 2019. Category: Latest News
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UK:Why are some children still not getting the MMR vaccine?

Posted on 2 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

      Play Video Over half a million children in the UK were not immunised against measles between 2010 and 2017 – and now the number of people catching it is rocketing. The head of the NHS in England …more

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Saint Lucia: Scientology cruise ship quarantined over measles outbreak, says coastguard

Posted on 2 May, 2019. Category: Latest News

A cruise ship reportedly owned and operated by the Church of Scientology has been quarantined off the coast of Saint Lucia after a case of measles was diagnosed on board. The Caribbean island’s health authorities barred any passengers or crew …more

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Prof Heidi Larson discusses the Vaccine Confidence Project

Posted on 2 May, 2019. Category: Video

In this video Prof Larson explains what vaccine confidence is, the team’s work, and what needs to be done to restore vaccine confidence around the world.

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Understanding vaccine confidence: insights from social science research

Posted on 1 May, 2019. Category: Video

As part of the LSHTM Vaccine Centre podcast series to celebrate World Immunization Week Prof Heidi Larson recorded an episode with about her work and the VCP.

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Pakistan: Policeman assigned to escort polio workers killed

Posted on 24 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani police say gunmen have killed a policeman assigned to escort polio workers during a three-day nationwide campaign against the crippling disease. Local police officer Wahid Noor says Tuesday’s attack took place in the northwestern town of …more

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Australia: Skyrocketing flu numbers have already passed the 2018 total

Posted on 24 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

Influenza number continue to soar, putting South Australia on a steep trajectory for potentially its worst year on record. Latest figures from SA Health show that up to April 18 there had been 7414 confirmed cases of the flu, even …more

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USA: Measles Outbreak Upsets Passover Plans

Posted on 23 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

Measles Outbreak Upsets Passover Plans at Hotels for Religious Jews    04/22/2019 s Tens of thousands of religious Jews who decided to spend Passover at a crowded hotel with their families are worrying about the measles outbreak. By Clark Savage, …more

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Pakistan: Polio campaign halted in South Waziristan after Khasadar protest

Posted on 23 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

An anti-polio campaign began across the country on Monday except in South Waziristan where the Khasadar Force has boycotted its duties. The paramilitary force personnel say they haven’t been paid in nine months and will not be working until they get …more

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Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination and Autism: A Nationwide Cohort Study

Posted on 21 Apr, 2019. Category: Literature

Results: During 5 025 754 person-years of follow-up, 6517 children were diagnosed with autism (incidence rate, 129.7 per 100 000 person-years). Comparing MMR-vaccinated with MMR-unvaccinated children yielded a fully adjusted autism hazard ratio of 0.93 (95% CI, 0.85 to 1.02). Similarly, no increased …more

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USA: Washington lawmakers pass bill to limit MMR vaccine exemption options

Posted on 19 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

Washington lawmakers pass bill to limit MMR vaccine exemption options   prev next Video       Nearly 300 US mumps cases reported in March MMR vaccine does not cause autism, another study confirms FDA chief: Feds may have to …more

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Article of the week: Measles in 2019 — Going Backward

Posted on 19 Apr, 2019. Category: Blog

PERSPECTIVE By Catharine I. Paules, M.D.,  Hilary D. Marston, M.D., MP.H.,  and Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. New England Journal of Medicine (published on April 17, 2019, at NEJM.org ) Measles vaccination has prevented an estimated 21 million deaths worldwide since …more

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Israel: Flight attendant who contracted measles in a coma.

Posted on 19 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

sraeli flight attendant who contracted measles in a coma. Vaccine urged for flight crews Israeli health officials issued an alert earlier this month about a measles patient who had traveled on El Al Flight 2 on March 26 and 27 …more

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Germany: Measles vaccine could be compulsory for kids

Posted on 17 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

With the threat of a measles outbreak hanging over Germany, the government is considering making the vaccination mandatory for children. While many parties back the move, the Green party remains skeptical.

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Reverse global vaccine dissent

Posted on 12 Apr, 2019. Category: Literature
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Pakistan: Polio Worker’s Murder Highlights Plight of Vaccination Drive

Posted on 12 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

MOHMAND, Pakistan — Walid Ali had worked tirelessly to cleanse a remote, impoverished corner of northwestern Pakistan of the crippling disease polio.But his family is now reeling from his untimely death. Earlier this week, Wajid was allegedly killed by a man after a reported remonstration over his refusal to vaccinate his children.“He said, ‘I am paid to serve the children of our nation, and I want to do this honestly,’” his elderly father, Malik Bakhth Muneer, told Radio Mashaal of the last conversation he had with his son. It was the morning of April 8, before Wajid left to vaccinate children in the rural district of Mohmand in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.

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Canada: 9 in 10 Canadians believe vaccines should be mandatory for school

Posted on 7 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

The vast majority of Canadians believe that vaccinations should be mandatory for school-aged children, according to a new poll.In an exclusive Ipsos poll prepared for Global News, 88 per cent of Canadians said they would approve of legislation to make it mandatory for all school-aged children to be up to date on their vaccinations unless there is a medical reason why they can’t be immunized. Two-thirds of Canadians said they would strongly approve of such legislation.“Canadians definitely feel that vaccinations are important and should be legislated,” said Jennifer McLeod Macey, vice-president of Ipsos Public Affairs. “Canadians would also go so far as to say this is important enough that it needs to be posted so I can go somewhere and I can know that this school is compliant or this daycare is compliant.”…

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USA: Vaccine wars: Social media battle outbreak of bogus claims

Posted on 7 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

Like health officials facing outbreaks of disease, internet companies are trying to contain vaccine-related misinformation they have long helped spread. So far, their efforts at quarantine are falling short.Searches of Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram turn up all sorts of bogus warnings about vaccines, including the soundly debunked notions that they cause autism or that mercury preservatives and other substances in them can poison and even kill people….

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USA: NY judge rules against Rockland County measles ban

Posted on 7 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

ROCKLAND COUNTY -A judge has granted a temporary restraining order to halt Rockland County’s measles emergency order, which temporarily banned unvaccinated kids from public places.The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by several dozen parents of unvaccinated students at the Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge. Another lawsuit was also filed by an unnamed mother from Rockland County.  The lawsuit claimed Rockland officials overstepped their authority with the 30-day emergency order banning children under the age of 18 from schools, places of worship and other public areas if they haven’t been vaccinated against measles…

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Hong Kong: Measles infections hit 55 in 2019 as another airport worker falls ill

Posted on 7 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

Another worker at Hong Kong airport was on Saturday found to have been infected with measles, bringing the number of cases in the city this year to 55.The 25-year-old customer service officer contracted the disease despite a previous vaccination and past good health. He developed a fever on Tuesday followed by a rash two days later.The city’s Centre for Health Protection said the man worked on the seventh floor of Terminal 1, and had consulted a general practitioner on Friday before attending the emergency unit of North Lantau Hospital later in the day. He was then transferred to Princess Margaret Hospital in Kwai Chung for treatment…

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Pakistan: Polio, the progress and difficulties

Posted on 5 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

Thanks to vaccinations, cases of wild poliovirus globally have dropped dramatically. In the 1980s the estimated global number of paralytic cases was over 350,000 per year and the disease was still prevalent in 125 countries.
Fast forward to 2018 and there was 33 cases in two of the three remaining endemic countries–Pakistan and Afghanistan.
How did we get here and what are the hurdles left to eliminating polio from the face of the earth?…

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Scotland: HPV vaccine linked to ‘near elimination’ of cervical cancer

Posted on 5 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

The routine vaccination of schoolgirls against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in Scotland has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical cancer in later life.
Some forms of the sexually-transmitted HPV are linked to cervical cancer – one of the most common cancers in women aged under 35 in the UK. A decade ago, the UK government introduced a UK-wide immunisation programme for girls aged 12 and 13.

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Canada: Unvaccinated – How ‘vaccine hesitancy’ became a threat to public health

Posted on 2 Apr, 2019. Category: Latest News

Sabrina Bacchus is a mother of two, a little boy and a baby girl, and like most parents, she wants to keep her children healthy and safe. She just doesn’t know if adhering to her province’s full immunization schedule is the best way to do that.“I have had so many issues with chemical drugs that I was afraid that gene may have been passed on to them and that they would have reactions to (vaccines).”

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DR Congo:Building trust is essential to combat the Ebola outbreak

Posted on 31 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

A disaster is quietly unfolding in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where Ebola has infected nearly 1,000 people and killed more than 600. It is the second-largest outbreak of the disease — and epidemiologists worry that it will continue to grow because the virus could be spreading undetected. New cases are being diagnosed late, which means that the virus has ample time to spread.

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Bringing community perspectives to decision-making in the Ebola response DR Congo

Posted on 31 Mar, 2019. Category: Literature
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Strategies to improve maternal vaccination acceptance

Posted on 31 Mar, 2019. Category: Literature
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Trust issues

Posted on 31 Mar, 2019. Category: Literature

       

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Philippines: Dengue fever threat looms in Philippines amid vaccine fears and deadly measles outbreak

Posted on 30 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

As Filipino families head to the beach, the mountains or just chill at home for the long spring-summer break at the end of March, health authorities are hoping the two-month holiday will provide respite in an ongoing war against measles and a worrying rise in dengue fever cases.

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Japan: Court rules against journalist in HPV vaccine defamation case

Posted on 29 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

A Japanese court ruled yesterday that a medical journalist who has championed vaccination to reduce the risk of cervical cancer defamed a neurologist by writing that he had fabricated data showing a link between the vaccine and brain damage in mice.

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USA: New York county declares measles outbreak emergency

Posted on 27 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

Rockland County, on the Hudson river north of New York City, has barred unvaccinated children from public spaces after 153 cases were confirmed.
Violating the order will be punishable by a fine of $500 (£378) and up to six months in prison.

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DRCongo: Why are Ebola clinics being attacked?

Posted on 25 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

AT DUSK ON February 27th a group of young men dressed as football players were kicking a ball around a pitch besides an Ebola treatment centre in Butembo, a city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Suddenly men with guns and machetes sprang out of the bush and handed weapons to those masquerading as footballers. Together, they charged into the centre. As the sick fled, along with health workers, the men splashed petrol around before tossing in lit matches. When nurses crept back later they found the smouldering remains of the pharmacy, archive room, hand-washing station and vehicles.

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USA: Censorship or social responsibility? Amazon removes some books peddling vaccine misinformation.

Posted on 25 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

YouTube said it was banning anti-vaccination videos from running online advertisements. Facebook announced it was hiding certain content and turning away ads that contain misinformation about vaccines, and Pinterest said it was blocking “polluted” search terms, memes and pins from particular sites prompting anti-vaccine propaganda, according to news reports.

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Vatican: Vaccine use safe, not linked to autism, abortion support

Posted on 23 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

A northern Kentucky family is suing the health department there on religious grounds linked to abortion for not allowing their unvaccinated son to attend his Catholic school where a chickenpox outbreak has prompted a ban on unvaccinated students until the outbreak of more than 30 cases is contained.

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USA: New research targets anti-vaccination comments on Facebook

Posted on 22 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

Anti-vaccination content on Facebook extends beyond the thoroughly debunked myth that vaccines cause autism, a new study reports. Instead, a team of researchers found four flavors of anti-vaccine misinformation that may discourage parents from vaccinating their children.

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Africa: Experts caution against stagnation of immunization coverage

Posted on 22 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

Global immunization experts attending the biannual Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) meeting urged African countries to strengthen their routine immunization. Over the past five years, immunization coverage in sub-Saharan Africa has stagnated at 72%, exposing populationssuffer from vaccine-prevent to vaccine-preventable diseases and outbreaks.

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Ireland: Laura Brennan,HPV vaccine campaigner dies aged 26

Posted on 22 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

One of Ireland’s leading HPV vaccine campaigners has died. Laura Brennan, from Hillview in County Clare, had cervical cancer. She died at University Hospital Limerick on Thursday, according to Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE). The organisation said the 26 year old’s campaigning led to a surge of almost 20% in the number of young women taking the HPV vaccine.

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Philippines: Measles cases rising; 333 deaths recorded since start of 2019

Posted on 21 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

MANILA – The Department of Health has recorded more than 20,000 measles cases since January 2019.In the report released by the DOH Epidemiology Bureau dated Mar. 20, the number of measles cases recorded from Jan. 1 to Mar. 19 has reached 22,967.

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Italy enacts strict new vaccination law

Posted on 17 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

ITALY (WPVI) — There is a new national policy for parents in Italy.As of Tuesday, children under six will not be able to attend school if they aren’t properly vaccinated, and parents of kids over six who aren’t up-to-date on their shots could face hefty fines.

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USA: Amazon removes books promoting autism cures and vaccine misinformation

Posted on 17 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

Amazon is removing from its online marketplace “autism cure” books that unscientifically claim children can be cured of autism with pseudoscientific methods such as ingesting and bathing in a potentially toxic form of bleach and taking medication meant to treat arsenic and lead poisoning.

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American Medical Assoc appeals to Social Media Platforms

Posted on 17 Mar, 2019. Category: Blog

The American Medical Association has followed Member of Congress  in appealing to technology company heads to ensure accurate information on vaccines(full letter below).  While I fully support an appeal to address some of amplifying algorithms and other technical mechanisms that …more

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India: Ignoring other types of influenza with its focus on swine flu

Posted on 15 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

India is on track for another bad year of H1N1 or swine flu infections, recording more than 19,000 cases and more than 600 deaths since the beginning of the year. The worst outbreaks of this respiratory illness have occurred in the swine flu hotspots in western India – Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Gujarat – as well as in Delhi, Haryana, Karnataka and Telangana.

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Philippines: Measles deaths hit new high – 286 dead in 2 months

Posted on 14 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

MANILA – Measles deaths in the Philippines have hit a new high, with 286 fatalities recorded from January 1 to March 2 of this year, the Department of Health said Tuesday. This is seven times higher than the 39 measles deaths recorded from January 1 to March 2 of 2018.

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USA: An Unvaccinated Boy Got Tetanus. His Oregon Hospital Stay was 57 Days and $800,000.

Posted on 12 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

A 6-year-old boy was playing on a farm when he cut his forehead, a laceration that was simple enough to tend to at home.

But six days later, his parents realized something was seriously wrong: He was clenching his jaw, having trouble breathing and experiencing involuntary muscle spasms.

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Philippines: Measles Outbreak – Over 16,000 cases reported

Posted on 12 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

If you’re driving into San Lazaro Hospital in the Philippine capital Manila for the first time, you can be forgiven for thinking it’s a disaster zone. You can’t miss it – a big white tent sits across the hospital’s entrance. Inside the makeshift medical facility, there are beds that can accommodate up to 50 patients.

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Italy: Bans unvaccinated children from school

Posted on 12 Mar, 2019. Category: Latest News

Italian children have been told not to turn up to school unless they can prove they have been properly vaccinated.

The deadline follows months of national debate over compulsory vaccination.

Parents risk being fined up to €500 (£425; $560) if they send their unvaccinated children to school. Children under six can be turned away.

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US measles outbreak concentrated among unvaccinated children

Posted on 3 Mar, 2019. Category: Literature
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Philippines measles outbreak is deadliest yet as vaccine scepticism spurs disease comeback

Posted on 27 Feb, 2019. Category: Literature

Montreal, Canada Seventy people, most of them children, have died of measles in the Philippines since the start of 2019,1 the country’s health ministry has said, as many as were killed by the virus in the entire World Health Organization …more

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A Framework for Increasing Trust Between Patients and the Organizations That Care for Them

Posted on 17 Feb, 2019. Category: Literature
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WHO announces Top Ten Threats to Global Health in 2019

Posted on 20 Jan, 2019. Category: Blog

In its 2019 new year message, WHO has named vaccine hesitancy as one of the world’s top 10 global health threats, alongside air pollution and climate change, noncommunicable diseases, global influenza pandemic, fragile and vulnerable settings, antimicrobial resistance,  Ebola and other high-threat …more

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Requiring Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination for School Entry

Posted on 29 Dec, 2018. Category: Literature
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Reflections for the New Year: Thank you Dr. Frankenstein

Posted on 28 Dec, 2018. Category: Blog

2018 has been a year of anniversaries – particularly the devastating “Spanish” influenza pandemic, which peaked in 1918, and the armistice ending the First World War. But it also marked 200 years since the 1818 publication of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein; …more

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Lessons learnt from implementing community engagement interventions in mobile hard-to-reach (HTR) projects in Nigeria, 2014–2015

Posted on 16 Dec, 2018. Category: Literature
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The growing vaccine hesitancy: exploring the influence of the internet

Posted on 13 Dec, 2018. Category: Literature

Background: Vaccination coverage is dropping in several countries, including Slovenia. More and more people hesitate or even reject vaccinations. As the influence of the internet grows, the question becomes how to communicate about vaccination to parents in order to prevent …more

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Vaccination in England: a review of why business as usual is not enough to maintain coverage

Posted on 9 Dec, 2018. Category: Literature

Background: The vaccine system in England underwent radical changes in 2013 following the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act. There have since been multi-year decreases in coverage of many vaccines. Health care professionals have reported finding the new …more

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‘Google wants to know your location’: The ethical challenges of fieldwork in the digital age

Posted on 25 Nov, 2018. Category: Literature
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The State of Vaccine Confidence 2018

Posted on 23 Nov, 2018. Category: Blog

The Lancet  COMMENT| VOLUME 392, ISSUE 10161.   On Oct 17, 2018, WHO reported 52958 measles cases in the European region since the beginning of 2018, which is more than double the 23 757 cases reported for Africa in the same …more

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Understanding barriers and predictors of maternal immunization: Identifying gaps through an exploratory literature review

Posted on 22 Nov, 2018. Category: Literature
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Looking beyond the Decade of Vaccines

Posted on 18 Nov, 2018. Category: Blog

A new Lancet editorial on the “Decade of Vaccines”, takes a long term view and recognizes that, ” in the current social and political climate, perhaps it is time to re-evaluate.” In addition to acknowledging advances, it takes a sobering …more

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BBC investigation on dangers of fake news echo risks to vaccine confidence

Posted on 12 Nov, 2018. Category: Blog

A new BBC investigation into fake news in Africa and India shows the viral power of misinformation on public sentiment  and behaviours. These dynamics are equally dangerous in their power to undermine vaccine confidence and trigger vaccine refusal and the …more

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Vaccine hesitancy – a potential threat to the achievements of vaccination programmes in Africa

Posted on 11 Nov, 2018. Category: Literature
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Experience and challenges on influenza and pertussis vaccination in pregnant women

Posted on 11 Nov, 2018. Category: Literature
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Perspectives on the Measles, Mumps and Rubella Vaccination among Somali Mothers in Stockholm

Posted on 10 Nov, 2018. Category: Literature
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The growing vaccine hesitancy: exploring the influence of the internet

Posted on 5 Nov, 2018. Category: Literature

  Abstract Background Vaccination coverage is dropping in several countries, including Slovenia. More and more people hesitate or even reject vaccinations. As the influence of the internet grows, the question becomes how to communicate about vaccination to parents in order …more

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Experiences With Medical Exemptions After a Change in Vaccine Exemption Policy in California.

Posted on 30 Oct, 2018. Category: Literature
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NEW REPORT: The State of Vaccine Confidence in the EU: 2018

Posted on 26 Oct, 2018. Category: Blog

High confidence in vaccination programmes is crucial for maintaining high coverage rates, especially at levels that exceed those required for herd immunity. Across the European Union (EU), however, vaccine delays and refusals are contributing to declining immunisation rates in a …more

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Addressing vaccine hesitancy requires an ethically consistent health strategy

Posted on 26 Oct, 2018. Category: Literature
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Vaccine confidence plummets in the Philippines following dengue vaccine scare: why it matters to pandemic preparedness

Posted on 18 Oct, 2018. Category: Literature
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The biggest pandemic risk? Viral misinformation

Posted on 18 Oct, 2018. Category: Blog

published in Nature 562, 309 (2018) A century after the world’s worst flu epidemic, rapid spread of misinformation is undermining trust in vaccines crucial to public health. A hundred years ago this month, the death rate from the 1918 influenza was at …more

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Social capital, trust in health information, and acceptance of Measles–Rubella vaccination campaign in Tamil Nadu

Posted on 16 Oct, 2018. Category: Literature
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Vaccination Programs: Economic and Leadership Considerations

Posted on 14 Oct, 2018. Category: Literature
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Dramatic drop in public confidence after Philippines dengue vaccine controversy

Posted on 12 Oct, 2018. Category: Blog

  The Philippines’ highly politicised response to newly-reported risks of a dengue vaccine led to a dramatic drop in public trust in vaccines overall, in  new research published in Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics. Led by the Vaccine Confidence Project at …more

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The Anti-vaccination Movement: A Regression in Modern Medicine

Posted on 5 Oct, 2018. Category: Literature
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Risk factors for persisting measles susceptibility: a case-control study among unvaccinated orthodox Protestants

Posted on 30 Sep, 2018. Category: Literature

AC de Munter, ATostmann SJM Hahné, et al.  

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Fight the infectious disease in the air — ‘fake news’

Posted on 20 Sep, 2018. Category: Blog

Thanks to Naveen Thacker for this timely commentary: I have been a paediatrician for over three decades and have had parents come to me with many questions about their children’s health. But over the last year I have seen a …more

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Acceptability of the dengue vaccination among parents in urban poor communities of Quezon City, Philippines before and after vaccine suspension

Posted on 16 Sep, 2018. Category: Literature
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Austerity, measles and mandatory vaccination: cross-regional analysis of vaccination in Italy 2000–14

Posted on 14 Sep, 2018. Category: Literature
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What is causing high polio vaccine dropout among Pakistani children?

Posted on 2 Sep, 2018. Category: Literature

Highlights •In almost three decades, there is about 58 percentage point reduction in polio dropout across Pakistan. •Rural Pakistani child is highly likely to be dropout of polio vaccination relative to his/her urban counterparts. •Significant likelihood of increase in never-vaccinated …more

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Concerning trends in spread of vaccine derived polioviruses

Posted on 2 Sep, 2018. Category: Blog

Below are extracts from the eighteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) convened on 15 August 2018 by the Director General  at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited Member States :   Vaccine …more

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To talk better about vaccines, we should talk less about vaccines

Posted on 19 Aug, 2018. Category: Literature

The Internet and social networks are a fertile ground for the decrease in vaccine confidence. This has caused an increase in vaccine hesitancy and has jeopardized vaccinationprograms in some contexts [1]. A wide variety of communication strategies have been studied and implemented …more

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Building an evidence base for stakeholder engagement

Posted on 19 Aug, 2018. Category: Literature
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Factors influencing vaccine acceptance and hesitancy in three informal settlements in Lusaka, Zambia

Posted on 7 Aug, 2018. Category: Literature
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Breaking down Barriers, Building Bridges

Posted on 28 Jul, 2018. Category: Blog

The theme of this year’s AIDS2018—International AIDS Conference, was on the theme of “Breaking down Barriers, Building Bridges.”  The opening plenary session included a presentation by AIDS physician, Dr. David Malebranche. As I listened to his presentation, there were moments …more

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The effect of maternal decisional authority on children’s vaccination in East Asia.

Posted on 15 Jul, 2018. Category: Literature
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Vaccine wastage in The Gambia: a prospective observational study

Posted on 15 Jul, 2018. Category: Literature
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Changes in (risk) behavior and HPV knowledge among Dutch girls eligible for HPV vaccination: an observational cohort study

Posted on 8 Jul, 2018. Category: Literature

     

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Addressing Parents’ Vaccine Concerns: A Randomized Trial of a Social Media Intervention

Posted on 1 Jul, 2018. Category: Literature
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Factors associated with delayed infant immunization in a nationally representative cohort study

Posted on 24 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature

bstract Background Many children in developed countries do not receive recommended vaccines on time. However, knowledge about factors related to timeliness remains limited. Quantifying the relative impact of parental attitudes compared with socio‐demographic factors for delayed immunization would inform policy …more

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The state of the antivaccine movement in the United States: A focused examination of nonmedical exemptions in states and counties

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Ethical issues related to human papillomavirus vaccination programs: An example from Bangladesh

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature

This program imparted inadequate knowledge about HPV and cervical cancer to the recipients and participants. There was lack of autonomous and informed choice of the girls and their parents about taking the vaccine. The program did not have any follow-up …more

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Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) Considerations: Ebola Response in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Posted on 17 Jun, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium
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Trolleyology and the Dengue Vaccine Dilemma

Posted on 16 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Vaccine hesitancy around the globe: Analysis of three years of WHO/UNICEF Joint Reporting Form data-2015–2017

Posted on 10 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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A review of strategies used to retain participants in clinical research.The PREVAIL I Ebola vaccine trial experience

Posted on 10 Jun, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium
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The preventable tragedy of diphtheria in the 21st century

Posted on 10 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Polarization of the vaccination debate on Facebook

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Parent-Provider Communication of HPV Vaccine Hesitancy

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Beyond the verbal: Pregnant women’s preferences for receiving influenza and Tdap vaccine information from their obstetric care providers

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Prevention of Pertussis: An unresolved problem

Posted on 3 Jun, 2018. Category: Literature
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Ebola outbreak: Importance of gaining community trust during vaccine roll-out – expert comment

Posted on 24 May, 2018. Category: Blog

Original Comment published by London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine      The experimental Ebola vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV is being deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help stop the spread of the disease. At this crucial time Dr Heidi Larson, Director …more

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Ethics of randomized trials in a public health emergency

Posted on 20 May, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium
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Rebuilding patient–physician trust in China, developing a trust- oriented bioethics

Posted on 20 May, 2018. Category: Literature
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Using digital health to enable ethical health research in conflict and other humanitarian settings

Posted on 20 May, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium

Eric D. PerakslisEmail authorView ORCID ID profile Conflict and Health201812:23 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-018-0163-z ©  The Author(s). 2018 Received: 22 September 2017 Accepted: 5 April 2018 Published: 14 May 2018 Abstract Conducting research in a humanitarian setting requires quantifiable quality measures to ensure ethical study conduct. Digital health technologies are proven to improve research study …more

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Poland: Parental Opinions and Attitudes about Children’s Vaccination Safety

Posted on 14 May, 2018. Category: Literature

Abstract: Despite mandatory vaccinations in Poland, the final decision on vaccination in children is taken by their parents or legal guardians. Understanding parents’ attitudes and opinions regarding vaccinations is essential for planning and undertaking extensive and properly targeted educational actions …more

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Mistrust in Medicine: The Rise and Fall of America’s First Vaccine Institute

Posted on 13 May, 2018. Category: Literature

In 1813, the American government passed An Act to Encourage Vaccination, the first federal endorsement of a medical practice in American history. The law tasked a federal agent with maintaining a supply of the smallpox vaccine and distributing it nationwide. …more

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Effect of a Health Care Professional Communication Training Intervention on Adolescent Human Papillomavirus Vaccination

Posted on 13 May, 2018. Category: Literature

IMPORTANCE: The incidence of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers is more than 35 000 cases in the United States each year. Effective HPV vaccines have been available in the United States for several years but are underused among adolescents, the target population …more

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Vaccination in Humanitarian Emergencies: Implementation Guide

Posted on 11 May, 2018. Category: Literature
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Vaccination hesitancy in the antenatal period: a cross-sectional survey

Posted on 6 May, 2018. Category: Literature
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Strategies for increasing uptake of vaccination in pregnancy in high-income countries: A systematic review

Posted on 29 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature
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Impact evaluation of a community engagement intervention in improving childhood immunization coverage: a cluster randomized controlled trial in Assam, India

Posted on 29 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature
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Examining the spatiotemporal evolution of vaccine refusal: Nonmedical exemptions from vaccination in California, 2000–2013

Posted on 29 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature
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Vaccination In Acute Humanitarian Emergencies A Framework For Decision Making

Posted on 29 Apr, 2018. Category: EBODAC Symposium
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Rise in vaccine hesitancy related to pursuit of purity

Posted on 26 Apr, 2018. Category: Blog

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Status and drivers of maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health in the Islamic world: A comparative analysis

Posted on 15 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature
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Socioeconomic factors associated with full childhood vaccination in Bangladesh

Posted on 15 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature
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‘We All Work Together to Vaccinate the Child’: A Formative Evaluation of a Community-Engagement Strategy Aimed at Closing the Immunization Gap in North-West Ethiopia

Posted on 5 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature

The role of community engagement (CE) in improving demand for immunization merits investigation. The International Rescue Committee developed a CE strategy to implement a vaccine defaulter-tracing tool and a color-coded health calendar aimed at increasing uptake of immunization services in …more

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The impact of past vaccination coverage and immunity on pertussis resurgence

Posted on 1 Apr, 2018. Category: Literature
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Politics and public trust shape vaccine risk perceptions

Posted on 29 Mar, 2018. Category: Blog

Nature Human Behaviour  (Published online: 26 March 2018)   There is something about vaccines, and getting vaccinated, that touches nerves – personal, political and cultural nerves. It’s not natural; it hurts (“just a little bit”), and sometimes has side effects. …more

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“We are the heroes because we are ready to die for this country”: Participants’ decision-making and grounded ethics in an Ebola vaccine clinical trial

Posted on 29 Mar, 2018. Category: Literature
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How to get public engagement right

Posted on 25 Mar, 2018. Category: Literature
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Intentions to use a novel Zika vaccine: the effects of misbeliefs about the MMR vaccine and perceptions about Zika

Posted on 17 Mar, 2018. Category: Literature
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Rebuilding patient–physician trust in China, developing a trust-oriented bioethics

Posted on 11 Mar, 2018. Category: Literature, Map2

Provider: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd Content:text/plain; charset=”UTF-8″ TI – Rebuilding patient–physician trust in China, developing a trust-oriented bioethics JO – JA – Developing World Bioeth VL – UR – DO – 10.1111/dewb.12172 SP – 4 EP – 6 PY …more

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Human arrogance and epidemics

Posted on 2 Mar, 2018. Category: Literature
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To wipe out measles, governments must regain social trust

Posted on 28 Feb, 2018. Category: Blog

Also in TIME Magazine (click on title) :  The Vaccine-Autism Myth Started 20 Years Ago. Here’s Why It Still Endures Today To wipe out measles, governments must regain social trust Published in the Financial Times  Europe’s measles outbreaks have made headlines in …more

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Anti-vaccination and pro-CAM attitudes both reflect magical beliefs about health

Posted on 18 Feb, 2018. Category: Literature

We examined the relationship between complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use and vaccination scepticism; and specifically whether a person’s more general health-related worldview might explain this relationship. A cross-sectional online survey of adult Australians (N = 2697) included demographic, CAM, and vaccination …more

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Parents’ knowledge, beliefs, and acceptance of the HPV vaccination in relation to their socio-demographics and religious beliefs: A cross-sectional study in Thailand

Posted on 18 Feb, 2018. Category: Literature

Thailand has one of the world’s highest prevalence of cervical cancer, mainly caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV infections can successfully be prevented by vaccination, which is available at a cost but not yet implemented in the national vaccination …more

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Global Girl Gang : Social media networks and the HPV vaccine

Posted on 18 Feb, 2018. Category: Blog

If there is one time of life when emotional ups and downs are particularly steep—with roller-coaster highs and lows, risky behaviour, and attention seeking at an all-time high—it’s adolescence. It is an exciting, scary, and vulnerable time. Many cultures around …more

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Controversial Ebola Vaccine Trials in Ghana

Posted on 14 Feb, 2018. Category: Video

Key figures share their perspectives on a controversy that led to the suspension of Ebola vaccine clinical trials in Ghana.

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A global girl gang

Posted on 11 Feb, 2018. Category: Literature

If there is one time of life when emotional ups and downs are particularly steep—with roller-coaster highs and lows, risky behaviour, and attention seeking at an all-time high—it’s adolescence. It is an exciting, scary, and vulnerable time. Many cultures around …more

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Vaccination without Litigation — Addressing Religious Objections to Hospital Influenza-Vaccination Mandates

Posted on 7 Feb, 2018. Category: Literature
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Fake facts and alternative truths in medical research

Posted on 4 Feb, 2018. Category: Literature

Background: Fake news and alternative facts have become commonplace in these so-called “post-factual times.” What about medical research – are scientific facts fake as well? Many recent disclosures have fueled the claim that scientific facts are suspect and that science …more

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Infectious Disease Risk and Vaccination in Northern Syria after 5 Years of Civil War: The MSF Experience

Posted on 4 Feb, 2018. Category: Literature

de Lima Pereira A, Southgate R, Ahmed H, O’Connor P, Cramond V, Lenglet A. Infectious Disease Risk and Vaccination in Northern Syria after 5 Years of Civil War: The MSF Experience. PLOS Currents Disasters. 2018 

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Measuring vaccine acceptance among Canadian parents: A survey of the Canadian Immunization Research Network

Posted on 28 Jan, 2018. Category: Literature

Parental decision making about childhood vaccinations is complex and multidimensional. There is a perception that the number of parents having concerns regarding childhood vaccinations has been increasing in Canada. The aim of this study was to explore vaccine hesitancy among …more

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The influence of political ideology and trust on willingness to vaccinate

Posted on 28 Jan, 2018. Category: Literature

In light of the increasing refusal of some parents to vaccinate children, public health strategies have focused on increasing knowledge and awareness based on a “knowledge-deficit” approach. However, decisions about vaccination are based on more than mere knowledge of risks, …more

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France: How the hive mind is killing the herd immunity that keeps us all safe

Posted on 27 Jan, 2018. Category: Literature

27 JANUARY 2018 – 08:20 AGENCY STAFF  Paris — A rising tide of suspicion amplified by social networks has eroded public trust in modern medicine, leaving scientists and health officials scrambling for ways to shore up its credibility, experts say. …more

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USA: Measles? Bring it on, says ‘vaccine choice’ movement

Posted on 27 Jan, 2018. Category: Literature

Joe Accurso, a 47-year-old chiropractor, refused to vaccinate his daughter against polio, measles or whooping cough because he believes that getting sick wouldn’t be dangerous and might even be good for her. I am actually disappointed that she doesn’t have …more

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Public Health United Podcast

Posted on 23 Jan, 2018. Category: Video

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.

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The global effect of maternal education on complete childhood vaccination: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Posted on 7 Jan, 2018. Category: Literature
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Rubella vaccination in India: identifying broad consequences of vaccine introduction and key knowledge gaps

Posted on 7 Jan, 2018. Category: Literature

Get access January 2018 , pp. 65-77 Rubella vaccination in India: identifying broad consequences of vaccine introduction and key knowledge gaps A. K. WINTER (a1), S. PRAMANIK (a2), J. LESSLER (a3), M. FERRARI (a4) … 

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Let Freedom Ring

Posted on 1 Jan, 2018. Category: Blog

If there has been a theme over the past year, when it comes to public trust in vaccines, it has been the tension between individual freedoms and social cooperation, between choice and voice as an individual, or choice and voice …more

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Mapping the anti-vaccination movement on Facebook

Posted on 30 Dec, 2017. Category: Literature
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Health professional feedback on HPV vaccination roll-out in a developing country

Posted on 25 Dec, 2017. Category: Literature

Highlights • HPV vaccination rollout in Zambia is hampered by suspicions about infertility. • Males need to be included in the programme to encourage female participation. • Educational efforts should target rural communities to improve HPV awareness.

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Knowledge of and Attitudes to Influenza Vaccination among Community Pharmacists in Catalonia (Spain). 2013–2014 Season: A Cross Sectional Study

Posted on 25 Dec, 2017. Category: Literature
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A tale of two countries:
The dengue vaccine saga

Posted on 23 Dec, 2017. Category: Blog

Heidi Larson, with Will Schulz and Clarissa Simas Dengvaxia, the first promising vaccine to protect against dengue fever, was a step forward in fighting a disease that afflicts millions of people.  But it faced a step backwards following the November …more

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Self-reported influenza vaccination rates and attitudes towards vaccination among health care workers: results of a survey in a German university hospital.

Posted on 17 Dec, 2017. Category: Literature
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Critical dynamics in population vaccinating behavior

Posted on 17 Dec, 2017. Category: Literature

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/12/05/1704093114.abstract

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Spatial clustering of measles vaccination coverage among children in sub-Saharan Africa

Posted on 17 Dec, 2017. Category: Literature

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Polio, terror and the immunological worldview

Posted on 10 Dec, 2017. Category: Literature

This paper adopts a socio-historical perspective to explore when, how and why the eradication of poliomyelitis has become politicised to the extent that health workers and security personnel are targeted in drive-by shootings. Discussions of the polio crisis in Afghanistan …more

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Intention to vaccinate universally against varicella, rotavirus gastroenteritis, meningococcal B disease and seasonal influenza among parents in the Netherlands

Posted on 10 Dec, 2017. Category: Literature
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Videos Video archive

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.

VCP Research Fellow Emilie Karafillakis comments on the anti-vaccination movement, the role of social media and the importance of rebuilding trust. 

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C Lynderup Lübker,E Lynge 2019 European Journal of Public Health Vol 29 (3):500–505. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurpub/cky235
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