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USA: War Breaks Out in New York’s ultra-Orthodox Community Over Measles Outbreak

Posted on 22 Nov, 2018

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

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

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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Japan: Rubella spreading across Japan, raising concern before Tokyo Games

Posted on 20 Nov, 2018

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

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

Posted on 17 Nov, 2018

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

 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

, 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

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

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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Literature Literature archive

Baalen, S. van. 2018 Research Ethics 14(4), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.1177/1747016117750312
Lutz CS, Carr W, Cohn A, Rodriguez L. 2018 Vaccine Volume 36: 7445–7455

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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