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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

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Commission joined forces to tackle the issue at the first global vaccination summit. Although many of them live in developing countries with poor access to vaccines, scientists are worried that anti-vaccination campaigners in the developed world are spreading misinformation on social media. So what’s the cure for their scepticism?

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

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

Literature Literature archive

Evans DR, et at. 2019 VACCINE Vol 37(40):6008-6015
Rozbroj, et al. 2019 Vaccine Vol 37(40):5986-5993
Justwan F, et al 2019 PLoS ONE 14(8): e0220658
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