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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

UK: Cervical cancer could be eliminated in most countries by 2100

Posted on 20 Feb, 2019

 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

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

Netherlands: 18,000 Dutch teens say no meningococcus vaccine

Posted on 17 Feb, 2019

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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UK: Facebook enables ads to target users interested in ‘vaccine controversies

Posted on 16 Feb, 2019

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

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

UK: Facebook under pressure to halt rise of anti-vaccination groups

Posted on 12 Feb, 2019

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

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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Literature Literature archive

Lee TH, McGlynn EA, Safran DG. 2019 JAMA 321(6):539–540. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.19186
MJ Bayefsky, LOGostin 2018 JAMA Pediatr. online Dec 28, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.4283
K I Hammanyero, S Bawa, F Braka, et al. 2018 BMC Public Health Vol 18 (Suppl 4) :1306 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-6193-z

Videos Video archive

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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