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It’s not just about the children: Why a proposed ban on thiomersal in vaccines is “gravely” concerning

Posted on 7 Jun, 2012

Later this month, from the 27 June to 2 July 2012, Uruguay will host the fourth session of “the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC), established by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), to prepare a legally binding instrument on mercury.” So, what …more

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Media and Vaccines

Posted on 31 May, 2012

Earlier this week, I published a piece in The Guardian which seems to have quickly travelled its way around the world, commented on in a related Opinion piece by David Ignatius in The Washington Post which was then syndicated as …more

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Vaccines, Confidence, and the World Health Assembly

Posted on 5 May, 2012

This week at the annual World Health Assembly (WHA), there are key vaccine issues on the table for discussion and decision. An intensification of the global polio eradication initiative1—in fact a call for an emergency approach—and a draft global vaccine …more

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Welcome to the Vaccine Confidence Project

Posted on 1 Apr, 2012

The Vaccine Confidence Project aims to build a multi-disciplinary network of biomedical scientists, decision-making experts, psychologists, and social scientists to examine the influences that affect individual decisions on whether to immunise. Health choices are influenced by a range of scientific …more

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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. 

Literature Literature archive

KT Paul, K Loer 2019 Journal of Public Health Policy Volume 40, Issue 2
J Kennedy 2019 The European Journal of Public Health Vol. 29, No. 3, 512–516
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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