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UK:Health body faces legal action amid concerns over autism ‘cure’

Posted on 5 Oct, 2019

UK: Should vaccinations be compulsory?

Posted on 2 Oct, 2019

Falling vaccination rates for children in England have refuelled the debate over whether jabs should be compulsory for youngsters before they are allowed into schools. The Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock says he is “looking very seriously” at going down …more

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Singapore: fake news law to come into effect Oct 2

Posted on 2 Oct, 2019

SINGAPORE – It could cost as little as $200 and take as fast as nine days for people to challenge a minister’s decision under Singapore’s fake news laws, which takes effect on Wednesday (Oct 2). The cost and speed of …more

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Philippines: Atienza, Garin clash over Dengvaxia vaccine

Posted on 2 Oct, 2019

By: Pathricia Ann V. Roxas – Reporter / @PathRoxasINQ INQUIRER.net / 05:52 PM October 01, 2019   MANILA, Philippines — A heated argument erupted between Buhay Rep. Lito Atienza and Iloilo 1st District Rep. Janette Garin during Tuesday’s House plenary session over the …more

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Pakistan: 4 additional polio cases, Battling anti-vaccination propaganda on social media

Posted on 27 Sep, 2019

Pakistan reported an additional four wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) cases during the past week. Three cases were reported from Lakki Marwat district and one from Torghar district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Anti-vaccine propaganda has been an issue in Pakistan. During …more

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UK: Drop in vaccination rates in England alarming, experts warn

Posted on 27 Sep, 2019

Croatia: Measles hit Zagreb as social media join fight against anti-vaccination

Posted on 25 Sep, 2019

Seven people have been diagnosed with measles in Zagreb in the past two weeks, raising concerns that more cases of this highly contagious virus may occur in light of the rising anti-vaccination campaigns. This is not the first case of …more

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India: Gujarat among bottom five in immunization

Posted on 25 Sep, 2019

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat ranks near rock bottom on the immunizatio .. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/71284549.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=AHMEDABAD: Gujarat ranks near rock bottom on the immunizatio .. Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/71284549.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst text&utm_campaign=cppst

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USA: New York bans unvaccinated children from public schools

Posted on 21 Sep, 2019

Under a new law that just went into effect in New York, children who were not vaccinated on religious grounds will no longer be permitted to attend public elementary schools in the state. The new law, which was passed in …more

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Philippines: launches new vaccine campaign as 2nd polio case emerges

Posted on 20 Sep, 2019

The Philippines Friday launched a programme to immunise millions of children from polio after the Asian nation was hit by its first outbreak of the crippling disease in nearly two decades. The two cases, the first since 2001, occurred after …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

AB. Wiyeh, et al. 2019 Vaccine Vol 37:6317–6323
Evans DR, et at. 2019 VACCINE Vol 37(40):6008-6015
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