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Ireland: Baby admitted to intensive care with preventable disease after his parents ‘refused to have him vaccinated

Posted on 6 Jun, 2019

PARENTS of a 13-month-old boy have told of being “unduly influenced” by anti-vaccine misinformation on social media, after their son was admitted to intensive care at University Hospital Galway (UHG) with a preventable illness. The unnamed mum and dad have …more

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Australia: ‘Take the shot’: Grieving mother whose 10-year-old boy died of influenza makes an impassioned plea to parents

Posted on 6 Jun, 2019

Samoa: Infant deaths in Samoa following administration of MMR vaccine under investigation

Posted on 4 Jun, 2019

The deaths of two infants on 6 July 2018 in Samoa shortly after receiving their MMR immunisations are under investigation by the Samoan Ministry of Health and Samoan Police.  There have also been media reports of two other deaths of Samoan siblings …more

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Madagascar: How the battle against measles varies around the world

Posted on 4 Jun, 2019

USA: Measles cases top record, putting measles elimination status at risk

Posted on 2 Jun, 2019

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Thursday that 971 cases of measles have been reported this year, topping the 1994 modern-record level, and it warned that the United States could lose its measles elimination status. Amid …more

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USA: Facebook Pledged Crackdown on Vaccine Misinformation. Then Not Much Happened

Posted on 1 Jun, 2019

ZImbabwe: Over a million girls to to get HPV vaccine this week

Posted on 29 May, 2019

Russia: The ‘Anti-Vaxxer’ Movement and Disinformation Are Fueling the Spread of Preventable Diseases

Posted on 28 May, 2019

Nigeria:Is FaceBook undermining democracy in Africa?

Posted on 26 May, 2019

Pakistan: To Calm Nervous Families, Pakistan Changes Polio Vaccination Tactics

Posted on 26 May, 2019

After serious setbacks in April led to a cluster of new polio cases, Pakistan is revamping its vaccination strategy in a renewed effort to wipe out the virus. The country is one of just three — along with Afghanistan and …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.
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