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Singapore: MOH asks for review of $100,000 fine on doctor who didn’t tell patient about side effects of common jab

Posted on 20 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News
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UK: Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100

Posted on 20 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

 HPV vaccination programmes have run into opposition in some places Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images Cervical cancer could be effectively eliminated in most countries around the world by the end of the 21st century, according to research. The HPV (human papilloma virus) …more

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Israel: The organization that helped vaccinate Mea She’arim against measles

Posted on 19 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/The-organization-that-helped-vaccinate-Mea-Shearim-against-measles-581038

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Philippines: A crisis of trust

Posted on 17 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News
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Netherlands: 18,000 Dutch teens say no meningococcus vaccine

Posted on 17 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

Of the nearly 132 thousand Dutch 13- and 14-year-olds who were invited to get a free vaccination against the meningococcus bacteria in the autumn of 2018, around 18 thousand ignored the call. The national turnout percentage is 86.5 percent. The lowest turnout …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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UK: Facebook enables ads to target users interested in ‘vaccine controversies

Posted on 16 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

Revealed: Facebook enables ads to target users interested in ‘vaccine controversies’ Social media platforms under pressure by US congressman to crack down on anti-vaccine propaganda, citing Guardian investigations Julia Carrie Wong Fri 15 Feb 2019   Facebook has been pressured to …more

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USA: Officials hope to change minds amid ‘exquisitely contagious’ measles outbreak

Posted on 14 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

Officials in Clark County, Washington, publish a list every day of where people infected with measles have been. Among them: busy spots like Concourse D at Oregon’s Portland International Airport on January 7 and the sold-out Portland Trail Blazers’ home …more

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USA: Anti-vaxxers-are-spreading-conspiracy-theories-facebook-company-is-struggling-stop-them

Posted on 14 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News
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UK: Facebook under pressure to halt rise of anti-vaccination groups

Posted on 12 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

Facebook is under pressure to stem the rise of anti-vaccination groups spreading false information about the dangers of life-saving vaccines while peddling unfounded alternative treatments such as high doses of vitamin C. Experts are calling on company to counter closed groups …more

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USA: Unvaccinated teens are fact-checking their parents — and trying to get shots on their own

Posted on 11 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

Ethan Lindenberger, frustrated by years of arguments about his mother’s anti-vaccination stance, staged a quiet defection on Reddit. The Norwalk, Ohio, teenager needed advice, he said, on how to inoculate himself against both infectious disease and his family’s dogma. At …more

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Philippines: Measles Outbreak in Philippines Spreads Beyond Capital

Posted on 10 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

 The Philippines expanded the area of a declared measles outbreak on Thursday from the highly populated capital to nearby regions, after a steady rise in infections and deaths attributed to the disease in recent weeks. The government’s Epidemiology Bureau raised …more

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USA: Pediatrician – How I partnered with parents who didn’t want to vaccinate

Posted on 9 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

Vaccinating, like all parenting decisions, is one that is made from a place of love and caring. A parent who chooses to vaccinate has their child’s best interest at heart, as does a parent who chooses not to vaccinate. With …more

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UK:’Dickensian diseases’ are making a comeback

Posted on 9 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

  ‘Dickensian diseases’ are making a comeback in the UK By Jack Guy, CNN  February 2, 2019   London (CNN)New research shows that cases of diseases more commonly associated with the Victorian era are increasing in the UK. Since 2010, hospital …more

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USA:Washington measles outbreak draws crowd to hearing on vaccine law

Posted on 9 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

Anti-vaccine activists packed a public hearing Friday to oppose a bill that would make it harder for families to opt out of vaccination requirements for measles, mumps and rubella amid the state’s worst measles outbreak in more than two decades. An estimated …more

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Pakistan: Ban imposed on posting of UN polio staff outside Peshawar

Posted on 8 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

The government has expressed concerns over assigning duty to polio staff by UN agencies outside Peshawar without intimation and has imposed complete ban on posting of such staffers outside the provincial capital. An order issued by deputy commissioner of Peshawar …more

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Europe: Measles cases highest in a decade as pockets refuse vaccination

Posted on 8 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

Europe had a record number of measles cases last year, in part due to a growing number of pockets where parents are refusing vaccination for their children, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.     FILE PHOTO: Lauren Durbin, …more

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Philippines: Deaths from measles climb to 50,over 200 still being treated

Posted on 5 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

The number of patients dying from measles while being treated at the San Lazaro Hospital has risen to 50, with three additional deaths recorded on Monday. A report on GMA News TV’s Quick Response Team also said that over 200 …more

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China: How Access to the HPV Vaccine Entrenches China’s Health Care Gap

Posted on 4 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

On April 29, China’s State Drug Administration announced that it had conditionally approved the 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Usually marketed under the name Gardasil 9, the vaccine protects against nine strains of HPV — a virus best known for causing cervical, …more

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Bulgaria: Lowest percentage among people in EU agreeing that vaccines are safe

Posted on 4 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

A survey has found that people in Bulgaria are least likely, among all in the European Union, to agree that vaccines are safe. Just 66.3 per cent of Bulgarians polled agreed that vaccines are safe, according to a report by …more

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USA: Teens with anti-vax parents seek out Reddit’s help to get secretly vaccinated

Posted on 4 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

Reddit, the vast online forum and link aggregator, is a digital haven for advice, self-help, and general discussion; for almost any subculture or topic you want to discuss, you can find a Reddit community. Now, as the anti-vaccination movement has driven more parents to …more

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USA:Vaccination exemptions backfire in Oregon measles outbreak

Posted on 2 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

  At least 43 people in Washington and Oregon have fallen ill in recent weeks with the extraordinarily contagious virus. BY GILLIAN FLACC USASSOCIATED PRESS   Jocelyn Smith says she hasn’t gone out in public with her youngest child, Mason, for …more

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China: If a Government Can’t Deliver Safe Vaccines for Children, Is It Fit to Rule?

Posted on 2 Feb, 2019. Category: Latest News

Earlier this month, hundreds of aggrieved parents gathered outside the government office in Jinhu County, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, demanding an explanation for why 145 infants had been administered expired doses of the polio vaccine. It was China’s fifth …more

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USA:Vaccination Exemptions Continue To Rise In California

Posted on 30 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

Here in California there’s a big focus on how children are skipping mandatory vaccinations. Dr. Richard Pan, a state senator and pediatrician, says the only way for a child to start school without being vaccinated is with a doctor’s note and those …more

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Malaysia:Myth busters out to give antidote to anti-vaccine arguments

Posted on 27 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

 Those who oppose vaccination often cite a variety of reasons ranging from doubts on the halal status of vaccines to their allegedly questionable contents. Sometimes, they even invoke conspiracy theories involving a “New World Order” which they claim manufactured viruses …more

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DRCongo: Experts caution against stagnation of immunization coverage in Africa

Posted on 27 Jan, 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 populations to vaccine-preventable diseases and …more

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USA: Measles outbreak grows in anti-vaccination ‘hot spot’ in northwest U.S.

Posted on 27 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON – The number of confirmed measles cases near Portland grew to 30 on Friday — an outbreak boosted by lower-than-normal vaccination rates in what has been called an anti-vaccination U.S. “hot spot.” Public health officials in southwest Washington, just …more

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Papua New Guinea: WHO Confirms 26 polio cases

Posted on 26 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

SINCE the outbreak of polio in Jun 2018 in PNG, there have been 26 confirmed cases affecting children in nine provinces. According to World Health Organisation (WHO) country representative Dr Luo Dapeng, the last case was confirmed in a 11-month-old …more

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UK: Only 16% of teens complete HPV vaccine series by age 13 years

Posted on 26 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

A recent analysis of data from the National Immunization Survey-Teen found that only 16% of U.S. adolescents completed HPV vaccination before the age of 13 years and only 35% before turning 15 years of age. The Advisory Committee on Immunization …more

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USA: Amid a Measles Outbreak, an Ultra-Orthodox Nurse Fights Vaccination Fears in Her Community

Posted on 26 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News
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UK: Parents’ vaccine side effects fear ‘fuelled by social media’

Posted on 25 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

Fear of a vaccine’s side effects is the top reason for people refusing them, a report from the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) suggests. Among parents, this was fuelled by social media, with up to half exposed to negative …more

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Malaysia:Misinformation has caused a huge spike in vaccine preventable diseases

Posted on 23 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

Misinformation about vaccines has caused a huge spike in vaccine-preventable diseases, with almost a 1,000% increase in the number of measles cases compared to five years ago. The Health Ministry said the exponentially increase in vaccine-preventable infectious diseases in the …more

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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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USA: Measles Outbreaks Are Increasing Worldwide

Posted on 20 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News
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India:Court Stops Measles & Rubella Vaccinations

Posted on 17 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

 The New Delhi High Court stopped the implementation of the ‘Measles and Rubella Vaccine Immunization Campaign’ by the Delhi government on January 15, 2019.  Justice Vibhu Bakhru’s court order said that ‘measles vaccination cannot be administered “forcibly” and without the …more

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China: Use of Expired Vaccine Sparks Public Scare

Posted on 17 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

A recent vaccine scandal in eastern China’s Jiangsu province, where 145 children were confirmed to have received expired polio vaccinations, has once again exposed the country’s poor vaccine management and lack of systematic regulatory oversight, a former Chinese health official …more

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India: 70 Mumbai schools continue to refuse measles rubella vaccine

Posted on 15 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

MUMBAI: Around 70 schools in the city continue to refuse the  measles rubella vaccination even as the campaign comes to cl ..  Read more at:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/67518305.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst Read more at:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/67518305.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

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Japan: ‘Distressing’ Trend – Cervical Cancer Increasing

Posted on 14 Jan, 2019. Category: Blog, Latest News

Cervical cancer is on the rise among young women in Japan. This contrasts with the trend seen in most other developed countries, where rates have been falling, largely as a result of screening and vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) — the chief cause …more

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Canada: 540 children hospitalized, 6 dead amid swine flu surge

Posted on 13 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

Influenza has led to the deaths of at least 37 people this flu season, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada. While that number is slightly down from the same period last year, with at least six children losing their …more

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Poland: 5-fold increase in measles in 2018

Posted on 13 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

by NEWS DESKJanuary 7, 2019Europe, HeadlinesNo Comments In a follow-up on the measles situation in Poland, health officials reported a five-fold increase in measles cases in 2018, according to local media (computer translated).  According to Jan Bodnar, spokesperson for the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate (GIS), Poland …more

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USA: New York is fighting its worst outbreak of measles in decades

Posted on 9 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/new-york-fighting-its-worst-outbreak-measles-decades-n955891

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USA:Research explains public resistance to vaccination

Posted on 9 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

January 9, 2019, Dartmouth College Social imitation dynamics of vaccination can exhibit hysteresis. This figure illustrates a hysteresis loop in relation to outbreaks of measles and other childhood diseases in Europe and North America. Credit: Feng Fu and Xingru Chen. Why …more

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Georgia: Children’s Vaccination to Become Mandatory

Posted on 4 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

Chair of the Healthcare Committee of the Georgian Parliament, Akaki Zoidze, says the vaccination of children will become obligatory from June 1, 2019. He noted the period before the summer is required to make certain regulations to the law. The …more

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Influenza in Croatia Reaches Climax Source:

Posted on 4 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

The seasonal influenza in Croatia is at its peak, and it is expected that the epidemics of similar intensity will last for weeks. There are reports of complication from this severe seasonal illness, the most common of which is pneumonia, …more

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Slovakia: Measles epidemic spreads again

Posted on 2 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

A further measles epidemic broke out before the Christmas holidays in the Trebišov district in eastern Slovakia. Altogether, 17 new cases of the disease were diagnosed, eight of them in children younger than 15 months. READ ALSO:Measles return to Slovakia …more

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Philippines: For fear of another Dengvaxia, fewer kids vaccinated in 2018

Posted on 1 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

JUSTIN K. VESTIL December 29, 2018 MORE than a year after the Dengvaxia controversy was brought to light, more parents in Central Visayas are refusing to have their children vaccinated, resulting in outbreaks of preventable diseases, such as measles, in …more

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USA: Bill Gates says we’re no closer to eradicating polio than we were in 2017, and it’s concerning

Posted on 1 Jan, 2019. Category: Latest News

Every Christmas when I was a kid, my parents would send out a card with an update on what the family was up to. Dad’s law firm is growing, Mom’s volunteer work is going strong, the girls are doing well in …more

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UK: Falling vaccination rates pose a global health risk

Posted on 30 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

For years, measles in Europe has been in decline, thanks largely to successful vaccination campaigns. But in the first 10 months of this year the number of confirmed cases topped 54,000 — more than twice the total for all of …more

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India: Trusting the science

Posted on 30 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

Virander Singh Chauhan DECEMBER 30, 2018 00:02 IST A vaccination programme is perhaps our most important tool in preventing and controlling outbreaks of infectious diseases. Over the past few months there have been news reports, with headlines that have grabbed …more

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Ireland: The number of reported measles cases more than trebled this year

Posted on 30 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

THE NUMBER OF reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year. There were 85 reported cases as of 17 December, up from just 25 for the whole of 2017. The majority of these cases – 73 – were …more

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China: Lawmakers suggest publicizing vaccine examination reports

Posted on 30 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

Chinese lawmakers have called for the publication of examination reports on vaccines after they are approved by authorities. The suggestion was raised Friday at a penal deliberation on a draft law on vaccine management, which was submitted to the ongoing …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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Israel: Top health official removes unvaccinated kids from kindergarten

Posted on 27 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

A top health official in the north of Israel has forbidden 14 children from attending kindergarten because their parents refused to vaccinate them. The decision by Dr. Shmuel Rishpon, the top physician in the Health Ministry’s northern district, marks the …more

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China: Lawmakers consider ‘strictest’ rules on vaccine industry after scandals

Posted on 25 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

Draft legislation will impose toughest regulatory system to date, head of drugs agency says New law will cover research, development, production, distribution and use of vaccines and follows major public health scare COMMENTS: 22  William Zheng Vaccine scandal in ChinaHealth in …more

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Italy: Doctor Takes On Anti-Vaxx News

Posted on 25 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

December 24th, 2018 – The anti-vaxx debate, which has spread in Italy and around the world, is believed to be a major factor in the increasing number of parents who refuse to protect their children from vaccine-preventable diseases. To confront these …more

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Ukraine: More Measles Cases Than 27 EU Countries Combined

Posted on 23 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

According to the Center for Public Health of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, 49,518 people (18,297 adults and 31,221 children) have been diagnosed with the measles virus in Ukraine during 2018. This data contrasts with October 10, 2018 reporting, …more

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Poland: Rightwing populists ride wave of mistrust of vaccine science

Posted on 21 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

As long as there have been vaccines, there have been doubters. Some people have religious or philosophical reservations. Others are more anxious about the possible side-effects of a jab than about falling sick with a poorly understood disease. But now …more

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UK: Spike in reports of polio-like illness sparks investigation

Posted on 21 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

By Matthew Robinson, CNN Updated 1852 GMT (0252 HKT) December 20, 2018 Survivor of rare polio-like illness shares her story 02:57 (CNN)Public health officials in the United Kingdom are investigating a sudden unexplained increase in the number of cases of a polio-like …more

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Israel: No Vaccination for Palestinian Children

Posted on 21 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

20 DEC 4:17 AM by Ihab Rimawi Updated from 12/12/18 Israel Restricts Vaccine Imports to Palestine Lara Hamdan had no idea, when she went to the health services center in Ramallah, to vaccinate her one-year-old daughter, that the vaccination was not …more

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Stockholm: Influenza vaccination coverage rates insufficient across EU member states

Posted on 20 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

  E-MAIL None of the European Union (EU) Member States could demonstrate that they reach the EU target of 75% influenza vaccination coverage for vulnerable groups, according to a new report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). …more

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Australia: ‘I don’t think it’s fair’: Inside Australia’s biggest anti-vaccination hot spot

Posted on 20 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

This Australian town has the worst vaccination rates in the country. But its anti-vax mothers still claim they’re the real victims. Gavin Fernando@gavindfernando  DECEMBER 20, 201810:40AM The beachside town of Byron Bay has some of the lowest vaccination rates in …more

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DRCongo: Vaccine Studies Still Exclude Pregnant Women. That’s a Big Mistake.

Posted on 19 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

On August 1, the governor of North Kivu, a province in the northern Democratic Republic of Congo, sent out a frenzied tweet. “Urgent!!!! Urgent!!!!!” he wrote. The Ministry of Health had just confirmed an Ebola outbreak in the province. Twenty people had died …more

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Philippines: Doctors warn of ‘epic’ disease epidemic

Posted on 17 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star) – December 17, 2018 – 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — A group of doctors has warned against outbreaks of potentially deadly diseases in “epic proportion” unless the lingering effects of the Dengvaxia scare is finally stopped. Doctors for …more

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India: 123 more schools refuse vaccination, face action

Posted on 17 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Pakistan: 25% increase of refusal registered under anti-polio unit in Islamabad

Posted on 17 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

ISLAMABAD: Following a social media campaign launched against polio vaccinations, a 25 percent increase in rejection was recorded during the latest police campaign in the federal capital, which began on December 10th. A two month old girl was vaccinated on …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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Poland: Ukrainian workers accused of spreading measles

Posted on 14 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

In Poland in the Silesian Voivodeship found two outbreaks of measles, local health inspectors are accusing the Ukrainians who come to the country to work. Factory of cosmetics in the city of Pyskowice an illness swept through six warehouse employees …more

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Italy: Scientists protest funding for vaccine-safety investigation

Posted on 14 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News
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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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USA: Searching for a vaccine against mistrust

Posted on 12 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

All of the following happened during a three-week stretch in August: A nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston posted a comment on an anti-vaccine Facebook page about the city’s first measles case in five years. She said the young …more

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Israel: The occupation has issued a decision restricting vaccine imports to Palestine

Posted on 12 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

Related Articles 1 hour ago RAMALLAH/PNN/ The Israeli occupation authorities issued a decree banning the Palestinian Ministry of Health from importing vaccines, starting from the beginning of the year 2019, said Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health Dr. Asaad Ramlawi. …more

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Uganda: Ups anti-Ebola vaccination at border

Posted on 10 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

Uganda is carrying out anti-Ebola vaccination targeting 2,000 health and frontline workers in five districts neighboring the Democratic Republic of Congo. They include Kabarole, Bunyangabo, Kasese, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo. Uganda’s Ministry of Health estimates that every week over 20,000 people …more

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Estonia: Decrease in vaccination rate concerning

Posted on 10 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News
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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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India: Anxiety attacks common during mass vaccination, say experts

Posted on 9 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Afghanistan: Polio remains global emergency, eradication at risk

Posted on 9 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Philippines: Rising measles cases due to public’s eroding confidence in gov’t vaccine program

Posted on 7 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

Jennylyn Matimbol endured a day’s trek, a motorcycle and even a horseback ride from the far-flung Sitio of Mahayag in Malapatan, Sarangani just to reach the R.O. Diagan Hospital in General Santos City.  In the last week of November, patients …more

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Finland: Thousands in Finland may have missed measles vaccine

Posted on 7 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

People born in the 1970s in Finland may be lacking the measles vaccine to protect them against the illness, which is highly contagious. The information came to light last week following a case of measles contracted by an unvaccinated child …more

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Italy: Vaccine-skeptic government just sacked every expert on the country’s top medical panel

Posted on 6 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

Italy’s health minister, whose populist party flirts with anti-vaxx junk science, sacked every member of the country’s top panel of health advisers Monday, saying she wanted to give “space to the new.” Health Minister Giulia Grillo, a member of the …more

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Canada: Quebec’s change to HPV vaccine program divides experts

Posted on 6 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

Students in Quebec are the first in Canada to be vaccinated in a program that uses two different vaccines to protect against the human papillomavirus, a change that has divided experts. Under the new program, which started this fall, students …more

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Switzerland: Around the world, reported measles cases jumped 31 percent in 2017

Posted on 3 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News

Around the world, reported measles cases jumped 31 percent in 2017 Political unrest and refusal to vaccinate is driving the disease’s surge, health experts say BY  AIMEE CUNNINGHAM  12:21PM, NOVEMBER 30, 2018 OUTBREAK MEASURES  Progress toward eliminating measles has been …more

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Philippines: One Year After Dengavaxia: Immunization Drops, Measles Cases Soas

Posted on 2 Dec, 2018. Category: Latest News
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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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USA: War Breaks Out in New York’s ultra-Orthodox Community Over Measles Outbreak

Posted on 22 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

Unique aspects of Haredi culture have led to an anti-vaxxer movement developing in the community. As senior rabbis issue contradictory rulings, medical experts are using informal gatherings to try to spread the word about the importance of vaccinations  The current measles …more

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Northern Ireland: Just 28% of staff have received ‘flu vaccine

Posted on 22 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

There is a significant lag in the uptake of the flu vaccine among staff at the Western Trust compared with their colleagues in England and Wales, it has emerged. Geraldine McKay, the Western Trust Director of Acute Services, told members …more

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Thailand: Measles has infected 2,280 people and killed 18 in the mainly Muslim border provinces in the South this year.

Posted on 22 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

Measles kills 18 in South as officials try to fight vaccine denial November 22, 2018 01:00 By SOMCHAI SAMART  THE NATION   The largest group affected were young children up to the age of four.  “Measles vaccination is free and …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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Japan: Rubella spreading across Japan, raising concern before Tokyo Games

Posted on 20 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

Rubella infections are spreading across Japan, raising concern that a potentially long-term epidemic could sap travel demand ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. With the total number of rubella patients this year expected to top 2,000 for the …more

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USA: Anti-vaccine community behind North Carolina chickenpox outbreak

Posted on 20 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

A North Carolina school with a large anti-vaccine community is at the heart of the state’s largest chickenpox outbreak in decades, officials say. On Friday 36 students at Asheville Waldorf School were diagnosed with the disease, the Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper …more

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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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Philippines: DOH chief appeals to all Filipinos to change mindset on vaccination

Posted on 17 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

MANILA, Nov. 17 — Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, during the 19th Philippine National Immunization Conference, stressed to fellow health workers and participants that vaccination has been proven to be the most successful and cost-effective medical intervention ever introduced, saving …more

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Italy:Populist coalition renounces anti-vaccination stance amid measles ’emergency’

Posted on 16 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

 Nick Squires, rome  15 NOVEMBER 2018 • 5:31PM Italy’s populist coalition has called for nearly a million children and young people to be given vaccinations against measles amid an “emergency” over the rising number of cases. The Five Star Movement and …more

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Nepal: Shortage of tetanus vaccine hits nation

Posted on 15 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

, in some places for the past six months, affecting the general public who are in need of the vaccine, according to the Department of Drug Administration. Raju Shrestha, owner of a Thapathali-based Pharmacy, said the market has been struggling …more

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China: A new law could let Chinese vaccine victims sue

Posted on 15 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

China is planning a new law that would allow people to sue drug makers for punitive damages in cases of death or serious illness caused by faulty vaccines. The draft Vaccine Management Law, posted online for public consultation on Sunday night, …more

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Belgium: No Freedom of Choice in Vaccination, top EU Health Official Insists

Posted on 15 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

There is no freedom of choice when it comes to vaccination because it involves putting other people’s health at risk, a top EU health official has warned, adding that ongoing debate in Italy about inoculations is verging “on the absurd”. …more

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Greece: Vaccine confidence rising, report says

Posted on 13 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

Greece comes second behind Slovenia on the list of European Union countries where citizens have a growing amount of confidence in the safety and efficacy of vaccinations, a recent report by the European Commission has shown. According to the report …more

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France: Measles 56 cases identified in Ile-de-France, the epidemic resumed

Posted on 13 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

    Fifty-six cases of measles were recorded by health authorities in France in October. The epidemic is resuming again, because of a lack of effective vaccination coverage. The Regional Health Agency reminds that the vaccine is now mandatory for children and …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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Thailand: Muslim Concern About Vaccine Fuels Thai Measles Outbreak

Posted on 11 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

BANGKOK — Health authorities in Thailand are racing to contain a measles outbreak in the country’s southern provinces, where 14 deaths and more than 1,500 cases have been reported since September. Officials blame the comeback of the disease on low …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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Philippines: We are Turning Into a Nation of Anti-Vaxxers After the Dengvaxia Controversy

Posted on 11 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

Only 32% of Filipinos have confidence in vaccines following the recent Dengvaxia controversy—a dramatic drop in confidence rates that may spell disaster when it comes to fighting a pandemic, says a new international study. This alarming drop in public confidence when it …more

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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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DR Congo: Ebola fight complicated by war and suspicion over vaccine

Posted on 10 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

There is a football pitch with battered-looking goalposts located just across the road from the city hospital in Beni – but nobody will be playing football there for a while. Instead, this scrappy piece of land has been turned into …more

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Israel: Measles outbreaks hit ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Israel and US

Posted on 10 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

Sarah Samson, a mother of four, says she became “very upset” when she learned that a girl in her daughters’ school here had come down with the measles. “The school is haredi,” Samson said, using the Hebrew term for ultra-Orthodox. …more

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Indonesia: ‘Vaccine fatwa’ sends measles immunization rates plummeting

Posted on 9 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

As the bell rang on a recent morning at an elementary school here and pupils filled the classrooms, anxious adults crowded the corridors outside. It was vaccination day, but many parents in this North Sumatra village did not want their …more

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UK: Charedi leaders urge families to get the jab amid measles outbreak

Posted on 9 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

Charedi leaders in Stamford Hill have urged religious Jews to get immunised against measles and for them not to send any of their children to school if one family member has it, after an outbreak in Israel found its way …more

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USA:What a vaccine scientist facing angry anti-vaxxers wishes he had said

Posted on 9 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

A few days after an uncomfortable confrontation, I invariably wish I had explained things differently. The most recent example: I was to be interviewed about my latest book,  Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren’t Your Best Source of Health …more

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Afghanistan: Portrayal of female polio vaccinators in Jalalabad

Posted on 7 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s portrayal of female polio vaccinators in Jalalabad Sponsored by Wellcome Photography Prize Polio Eradication in Afghanistan. Polio vaccinators leave Nangarhar Regional Hospital, which is one of four vaccine distribution staging points in Jalalabad, in mini buses to be …more

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USA: Measles outbreaks on the rise

Posted on 6 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

Right now, there’s an ongoing measles outbreak in Brooklyn, with seven cases cropping up last week, all of them in unvaccinated children (one too young to have been vaccinated). Last year saw Minnesota’s worst measles outbreak in decades, and earlier this year, …more

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Zimbabwe: Cholera – WHO Warns Against Vaccination Complacency

Posted on 5 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

By Idah Mhetu Local authorities must continue to improve sanitation and the availability of clean water to prevent cholera as vaccination is not 100 percent effective, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. The latest cholera outbreak to hit Zimbabwe …more

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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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India: Superstition Prevents Beneficiaries From Availing Govt Schemes

Posted on 4 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

The development activities in the village of Lynshing under Mawkynrew Block, East Khasi Hills, were crippled after some superstitious locals refused to undertake Government schemes. Speaking to reporters on Friday after the special awareness programme organised by the office of …more

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USA: Number of Measles Cases in Brooklyn Outbreak Rises to 17

Posted on 3 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

Eleven new cases of children with measles have been confirmed in Brooklyn — bringing the total to 17, city health officials announced Friday. The New York City Health Department reports that the recent cases — which involves children from 7 …more

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Israel: Un-Vaccinated Child Dies of Measles in Jerusalem

Posted on 3 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

Tragedy has struck the Chareidi community as an 18-month-old baby R”L was Niftar in Jerusalem on Thursday evening. It is suspected that the infant died due to being exposed to Measles, and was unvaccinated. A ZAKA spokesperson said they were …more

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USA: Anti-Vaccination Groups Align With Outsider Candidate Against Lawmaker Who Wrote California’s Vaccine Law

Posted on 2 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

California’s vaccination debate has cropped up again, this time in a district senate race between Independent party candidate Eric Frame and incumbent Democratic Senator Richard Pan. The two candidates are vying for Pan’s Senate seat in district 6, which encompasses …more

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UK: Health chiefs to set social media time limits for young people

Posted on 1 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

Health secretary Matt Hancock will direct chief medical officer to draw up official guidelines amid growing concern about link to mental illness Toby Helm and Andrew Rawnsley Sat 29 Sep 2018 21.44   Matt Hancock says he is alarmed by reports that unlimited social …more

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UK: ‘Don’t be taken in by anti-vaccine myths on social media’

Posted on 1 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News

People who believe the myths spread by anti-vaccine campaigners “are absolutely wrong”, England’s top doctor has said. Prof Dame Sally Davies said the MMR vaccine was safe and had been given to millions of children worldwide but uptake was currently …more

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Brazil: Venezuela’s crisis has become our own’

Posted on 1 Nov, 2018. Category: Latest News
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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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Canada: Toronto Sun newspaper pulls column skeptical of vaccines after backlash

Posted on 29 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

TORONTO – A major newspaper has removed an opinion piece that urged readers to consider “both sides of the vaccine debate” from its website after the column was the subject of widespread online backlash. Adrienne Batra, editor in chief of …more

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USA: Anti-vaccine billboards appear in several states

Posted on 29 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Anti-vaccine billboards claiming that routine childhood shots are deadly have popped up in several West Virginia cities. They warn that the son of former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Nick Catone died from a vaccine, though the …more

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Thailand: Parents Urged to Get Children Vaccinated for Measles

Posted on 28 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Parents in southern Yala have been urged to take their children to hospital to receive a measles vaccination. Residents of Yala’s Sateng Nok sub-district have been attending a local hospital with their children following an awareness campaign by the local …more

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Pakistan: Action sought against refusal to measles vaccine

Posted on 28 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

The district administration has asked the Health Department to pinpoint parents refusing to get measles vaccine administered to children as the government would initiate a legal action against them. “I want zero refusal cases and we would take action against …more

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USA: Lowest Flu Vaccination Rate In Years May Have Contributed To Deaths

Posted on 26 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

ontributed to last year’s deadly flu season, but that there were also a lot of other factors involved. The CDC says a lower rate of vaccination may have contributed to last winter’s flu season — the deadliest season since the …more

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Israel: Measles Outbreak Accelerates

Posted on 26 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

October 25th, 2018 – The number of Israelis with confirmed measles cases has now reached 882, said the Israeli Health Ministry on October 23, 2018. And, according to reporting by Ido Efrati, Haaretz Correspondent, 60 percent of these cases (529) live in the …more

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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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UK: Young people are the most sceptical of vaccinations and many don’t trust the flu jab

Posted on 25 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Young people are more sceptical of vaccinations than older generations, with faith in the flu jab particularly low, a European Commission report has found.  Misguided perceptions that diseases, such as flu, are not a serious threat, compounded by the rapid spread of …more

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USA: Ultra-Orthodox Anti-Vaxxers Push Yeshivas To Admit Unvaccinated Students

Posted on 22 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

ews have been associated with the medical profession for more than 1,000 years. The “physician’s prayer,” which decorates the walls of countless doctors of all faiths, is popularly believed to have been written by Maimonides, a 12th-century rabbi. Five hundred …more

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Angola: Microcephaly cases point to African Zika outbreak

Posted on 21 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Women and their children outside the Center for Neurosurgery and Treatment for Hydrocephaly in Luanda, Angola.Stephen Eisenhammer / Reuters   LUANDA, Angola — Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by …more

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Italy: Measles outbreak raging in Europe could be brought to U.S., doctors warn

Posted on 21 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

A raging measles outbreak in Europe may be a warning sign of what could occur in the U.S. if something doesn’t change soon, experts say. So far this year, there have been 41,000 cases in Europe and 40 deaths, according to the …more

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USA: Colorado parents are holding ‘chickenpox parties’ to deliberately infect their children with the virus

Posted on 20 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Most parents go out of their way to prevent their children from contracting chickenpox. But a group in Boulder, Colorado, is doing the exact opposite – arranging ‘chickenpox parties’ to deliberately infect their children. It is a technique that was …more

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USA: NYC Measles Cases Related to Israel Outbreak

Posted on 20 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News
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UK: MPs ‘shocked’ by low flu vaccine rates among social care staff

Posted on 20 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Thailand: ‘Vaccine denial’ behind measles deaths in South

Posted on 18 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Local Islamic teachers preaching vaccination ‘forbidden’ for Muslims. THE “vaccine denial” common in some Muslim communities has contributed to the deaths of at least six patients, including children, during a measles outbreak in the far South. Though vaccines are proven …more

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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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DRC: Ebola is about human beings and trust.

Posted on 17 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Dr Hilde De Clerck is one of MSF’s most experienced Ebola doctors and has been managing outbreaks of Ebola and similar viruses for more than 10 years. Hilde has just returned from North Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo …more

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Georgia: Measles – an outbreak of ignorance?

Posted on 16 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Georgia ranks third among the top seven European countries where the number of cases of measles has increased the most, show data from the World Health Organization. Since the beginning of this year 1,400 cases have been reported, two of …more

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Filipino Vaccine Confidence Fades Following DengVaxia Scare

Posted on 16 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

October 14th, 2018 – During November 2017, it was announced that the new dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, had risks for those not previously exposed to the dengue virus.  This is because the dengue virus has 4 strains, and infection with 1 strain does …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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Israel: Measles Outbreak in Jerusalem Worries Health Officials – 340 Cases in 2018

Posted on 15 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Israeli health officials are worried about a measles outbreak in Jerusalem. The city has the highest number of diagnosed new cases of the highly contagious disease in Israel, and some figures in the field of public health say they’re not …more

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Vaccination Programs: Economic and Leadership Considerations

Posted on 14 Oct, 2018. Category: Literature
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USA: Do mobile messages about HPV work?

Posted on 14 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Most college students regularly use a smartphone, and these days there’s a mobile app for just about anything. That’s why health promoters, health communicators and health care providers have been exploring the possibilities of mHealth technologies to educate consumers about …more

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USA: Rates of unvaccinated, exempted children on rise

Posted on 13 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

    Flu vaccine just 36% effective this season, CDC reports (CNN) – Children with autism spectrum disorder are significantly less likely to be fully vaccinated than children unaffected by autism, new research finds. And the same is true of …more

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Papua New Guinea: East Sepik reports another polio total 15

Posted on 12 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

THE deadly polio virus continues to spread – this time affecting a one-year-old girl in East Sepik Province. This brings to 15 the number of cases in Papua New Guinea since June and a national public health emergency declaration. Five …more

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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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Brazil: MEASLES – AN UNWELCOME RETURN

Posted on 10 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

‘Guest post: the Americas were certified ‘measles free’ by the WHO in 2016 but this status is under threat, writes Isabella Ballalai, President of the Brazilian Society for Immunization ’ Before the 1990s, measles was a major cause of infant …more

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Poland: Lawmakers Approve More Talks on Banning Compulsory Vaccinations

Posted on 7 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

Lawmakers from Poland’s conservative ruling party have approved further parliamentary discussion over a controversial plan to abolish compulsory vaccinations for children, including those against serious diseases such as polio, measles, tuberculosis, rubella and whooping cough. A civic group that proposed …more

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DR Congo: Five New Ebola Cases Confirmed in Eastern Congo

Posted on 7 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, blaming the higher-than-normal daily increase on community resistance to disease response efforts. The current epidemic in Congo’s …more

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Israel: Suffers growing measles outbreak

Posted on 5 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

(MENAFN) Israel was unveiled to be suffering from growing cases of measles ever since this year started, compared to a year ago. The Israeli Ministry of Health showed in its data the country to have witnessed the number of measles …more

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USA: Anti-vaccine billboard in Syracuse featuring former fighter’s dead son sparks criticism

Posted on 5 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

An anti-vaccine billboard recently put up on Interstate 690 in Solvay. (James T. Mulder)   By James T. Mulder jmulder@syracuse.com syracuse.com SYRACUSE, N.Y. – A new billboard on Interstate 690 showing a photo of a former professional fighter’s dead son and a …more

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Australia: Outdoor anti-vaccination ad in Brisbane

Posted on 5 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

PN Outdoor has run an advertisement for the Australian Vaccination-risks Network in Brisbane. The billboard ad features a young child standing next to the words “vaccinated or unvaccinated, who is healthier?” with the Australian Vaccination-risks Network website directly below. The APN …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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Afghanistan: Taliban Interfering in Polio Vaccination Efforts

Posted on 4 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

  Afghan health officials say militants are interfering in their effort to protect children in western Afghanistan against polio virus. Abdul Jabar Shayeq is head of the health department in Farah province. He told VOA that the Taliban is blocking efforts …more

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New Zealand: Anti-vax billboard near hospital removed after complaints

Posted on 2 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

The large billboard on Auckland’s motorway sporting an anti-vaccination message is being removed. The sign, which went up yesterday, was located by the Southern Motorway near the Princes St off-ramp near Middlemore Hospital. The sign showed a man holding a …more

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India: Contamination of polio vaccines – Health Ministry asks teams in UP to track children given vaccine

Posted on 2 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

New Delhi, Sep 30  After traces of Polio Virus Type 2 were found in some batches of oral polio vaccine manufactured by a Ghaziabad-based pharmaceutical company, the Health Ministry has asked the polio surveillance team in UP to trace and track all children who were …more

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Philippines:Parents still scared of govt’s free vaccines a year after Dengvaxia scare

Posted on 2 Oct, 2018. Category: Latest News

VACCINE’S IMPORTANCE. A health officer administers a measles shot on a young girl. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler VACCINE’S IMPORTANCE. A health officer administers a measles shot on a young girl. File photo by Jose Del/Rappler ILOCOS SUR, Philippines – …more

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Pakistan: Authorities groping in the dark as polio team attacked

Posted on 30 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

An attack on a polio vaccination team in the Ghizer District of Gilgit-Baltistan has set an alarming bell ringing as the Gilgit-Baltistan is reeling from the extremist attacks on schools and a police check-post in Diamer District and Gilgit last …more

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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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Russia: A Vaccination Problem

Posted on 29 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

As the new school year has begun in Italy, parents no longer have to prove their children have been immunised – highlighting a clash of priorities, stoked by the new populist government. In 2014, the Global Health Security Agenda had …more

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Italy: How the anti-vaxxers are winning in Italy

Posted on 29 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

As the new school year has begun in Italy, parents no longer have to prove their children have been immunised – highlighting a clash of priorities, stoked by the new populist government.  In 2014, the Global Health Security Agenda had tapped Italy to …more

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Taiwan: Influenza mass vaccination program spotlighted in US health journal

Posted on 29 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Taiwan’s annual influenza mass vaccination program received praise for its scope, effectiveness and capacity for strengthening pandemic preparedness in an article published recently by the American Journal of Public Health.   The report was compiled by researchers from Baltimore-based John …more

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USA: Parents still demanding answers after SRSD suspends vaccination program

Posted on 29 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

The Santa Rosa School District has suspended its student flu vaccination program after some parents say their children were given shots without their consent. Several of these parents attended Thursday night’s school board meeting to voice their concerns. “My rights …more

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Canada:Vignettes from a pre-immunization Canada as childhood vaccination rates plummet

Posted on 28 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Up to 750,000 young Canadians now have no immunity whatsoever against diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus and measles Canada has one of the lowest child vaccination rates in the developed world. With about one tenth of Canadian children now going unvaccinated, …more

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USA: 80,000 Americans died of influenza last winter Estimate represents disease’s highest toll in at least 40 years

Posted on 28 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

 An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter — the disease’s highest death toll in at least four decades. The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, revealed the total in …more

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UK:Not enough known about the influence of practice nurses on uptake of MMR vaccine, City research finds

Posted on 28 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Researchers have found that strong evidence is needed to demonstrate the influence of practice nurses on the uptake of the MMR vaccine, considering their well-documented role in the national immunisation programme. This comes at a time when the uptake of …more

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Pakistan: Security man martyred in attack on anti-polio team

Posted on 25 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Unknown attackers attacked polio vaccination team on Monday in district Mohmand, village Badanoo, Bajaur, which resulted in the martyrdom of one security official. It has been reported that the martyred security personnel was officer in the local levies force, named …more

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Italy: Extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

Posted on 24 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations. The Italian Senate has extended until March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery …more

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Japan: Rubella infection cases in Japan quintuple from previous year

Posted on 21 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

The number of rubella patients reported this year in Japan has jumped more than fivefold to 496 from 93 in the previous year, with many cases reported in the greater Tokyo area, a national institute warned Wednesday. The patients included …more

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Indonesia: Aceh governor finally allows measles-rubella vaccine program to resume after haram scare

Posted on 21 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

The government’s much-delayed measles-rubella (MR) vaccine drive now has the full backing of provincial administrations throughout the country — the last hold out being the ultra-conservative province of Aceh — though it remains to be seen if the backing of …more

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Belgium: Swansong of EU’s Xavier Prats Monné, optimist in nervous times

Posted on 20 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

One of Europe’s most powerful voices in healthcare, Xavier Prats Monné, wants to know why many people believe the world is getting worse rather than better. This bleak assessment, he says, is not only wrong – it’s damaging. “I receive …more

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UK:Coverage declines in 9/12 of routine child vaccinations

Posted on 20 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Figures published today show that coverage declined for nine of the 12 routine vaccinations measured at age 12 months, 24 months or five years in 2017-18 in England compared to the previous year. It increased in one vaccine and remained …more

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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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UK: MMR vaccine hits lowest coverage since 2011 as cases continue to increase

Posted on 19 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

  MMR vaccine hits lowest coverage since 2011 as cases continue to increase 18 September 2018 By Elisabeth Mahase     The number of children who have had their measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine has dropped to its lowest level since …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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China: Drug regulator clears 45 vaccine makers in sweeping, scandal-triggered inspections

Posted on 16 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

When Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences’ manufacturing malpractice sparked a nationwide outcry over vaccine safety in July, the Chinese drug authority dispatched teams to inspect all other vaccine companies. Now, the results are in. China’s recently rebranded National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) said (Chinese) on …more

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France: A Shockingly High Number Of Europeans Think Vaccines Are Unsafe

Posted on 15 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Australia: No Jab, No Play -Health researchers register rise in vaccinations following welfare payment cuts

Posted on 14 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Vaccination rates appear to have increased following the Federal Government’s decision to reduce welfare payments for unvaccinated children. For a month now, families who refuse or delay vaccinations have had their Family Tax Benefit Part A payments reduced by $28 …more

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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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Italy: Public health cuts ‘strongly linked’ to the resurgence of measles, according to study

Posted on 13 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

Recent trends show that primary reason for the measles outbreak, affecting several European countries, is the decline in vaccination coverage, for which mainly the ‘spread of anti-scientific theories’ can be blamed. However, it turns out it is not the only …more

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Italy: Children missing school due to confusion over vaccine policy

Posted on 12 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News
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Japan: Rubella infection spikes in Japan, with many cases in Tokyo area

Posted on 11 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

The number of rubella patients reported in the nation this year stands at 362, nearly four times the number seen the previous year, with many of the cases located in Tokyo and its vicinity, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases …more

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Italy:Why Is Italy’s Government Trying to Overturn a Lifesaving Vaccination Law? Here’s What to Know

Posted on 8 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News
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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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China Has Withheld Samples of a Dangerous Flu Virus

Posted on 2 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

For over a year, the Chinese government has withheld lab samples of a rapidly evolving influenza virus from the United States — specimens needed to develop vaccines and treatments, according to federal health officials. Despite persistent requests from government officials …more

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Turkey: Turkish vaccine to allay health risk fears

Posted on 1 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

s the number of anti-vaccine families that refuse to have their children vaccinated grows, the government seeks to alleviate concerns over vaccines. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told Anadolu Agency (AA) that he believed locally-made vaccines that they plan to develop …more

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USA: Twitter Is Weaponized Once Again, This Time It’s About Vaccination

Posted on 1 Sep, 2018. Category: Latest News

 By Chuck Dinerstein — August 23, 2018 Rasputin was an early adopter As it turns out, the Russians have meddled in more than simply elections. If their goal is to spread dissent and discord than there can be no more …more

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USA: A conservative Facebook would probably fail — but Facebook should worry about it anyway

Posted on 31 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

  In the days after the 2016 election, Gizmodo published a much-discussed story that predicted our current moment. The story, written by Michael F. Nuñez, alleged that Facebook had built a tool to reduce the spread of fake news — and then abandoned the …more

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Brazil: More than 1,550 measles cases confirmed

Posted on 31 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

 Brazil’s Health Ministry says more than 1,550 people have contracted measles as the country struggles to meet vaccination targets to stem the outbreak linked to neighboring Venezuela. The ministry said Thursday that seven people have died. The cases are concentrated …more

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Ireland: Measles cases rise to 17 due in north Dublin to low levels of vaccination

Posted on 31 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

Four new cases of measles have been diagnosed in the north Dublin region as the virus spread due to low vaccination levels in the capital. The number of cases has risen to 17, up from 13 last week. The HSE …more

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Phillippines: Dengue victim in PAO complaint didn’t get Dengvaxia

Posted on 28 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

One of the public school children who died of dengue even after reportedly being given Dengvaxia didn’t get the anti-dengue vaccine shots as alleged by the Public Attorney’s Office, a document from the Department of Health has indicated. According to …more

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DRCongo: Experts call for reversing the decision to deny the Ebola vaccine to pregnant women

Posted on 27 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

T he exclusion of pregnant and lactating women from an effort to vaccinate people exposed to the Ebola virus in the current outbreak is wrong, indefensible, and should be reversed, three public health experts wrote Monday in an opinion article …more

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USA: A year after severe outbreak, more Somali-American kids are vaccinated against measles

Posted on 26 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

This Saturday will mark a year since Minnesota experienced its most severe measles outbreak in recent history, and public health officials are still trying to get the word out about measles vaccinations. Last year, the state had 75 cases of …more

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Indonesia: Race is on to create “halal” measles vaccine

Posted on 24 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

n Indonesian pharmaceuticals company has said it is racing to produce a “halal” form of the measles-rubella vaccine amid concerns that conservative Muslim parents might deny their children’s inoculation on the grounds that it contains traces of pork. The state-owned Bio …more

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USA: Russian trolls and bots spread anti-vaccine lies on Twitter in run-up to US 2016 election

Posted on 24 Aug, 2018. Category: Latest News

ussian trolls and social media bots use tactics similar to those employed during the 2016 presidential election to spread misinformation about vaccines, research has revealed. An examination of over 1,793,690 tweets posted between July 2014 and September 2017 revealed that a …more

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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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