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Olympia, Washington, USA: Bill to remove ‘personal beliefs’ exemption for vaccinations dies in House

Posted on 11 Mar, 2015

Currently, Washington allows parents to claim school-vaccination exemptions for children at public or private schools or licensed day care centers based on medical, religious and personal or philosophical beliefs, and House Bill 2009 would have remove the personal or philosophical …more

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Prague: Respekt: Parents opposing vaccination more reasonable than state

Posted on 10 Mar, 2015

The arguments of parents opposing the uniform vaccination schedule are more reasonable than those of the Czech state, weekly Respekt writes Monday in relation to a bill imposing even stricter punishment for those who do not accept the vaccination schedule.

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Hyderabad, India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches India’s first indigenously developed Rotavirus vaccine

Posted on 10 Mar, 2015

Rotavac vaccine was developed under the public-private partnership (PPP) model that involved Union Ministry of Science and Technology, US’s National Institute of Health (NIH), NGOs in India supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Bharat Biotech India Limited …more

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Egypt: Egypt reports 65 H5N1 avian influenza cases in past six weeks

Posted on 10 Mar, 2015

Egypt is setting records, unfortunately the record is the most human cases of influenza A(H5N1) virus infection reported in one month since 2003. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported in a March 3rd Summary and Assessment that Egypt has seen …more

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Botswana: Botswana to add cervical cancer immunisation to regular programme

Posted on 9 Mar, 2015

The just-ended nationwide Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination roll out could end up in the regular national immunization schedule. Ministry of Health spokesperson Doreen Motshegwa said judging by the success of the just-ended HPV vaccinations, the ministry might be forced …more

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Canada: Measles Outbreak In Canada: Anti-Vaccination Parents Won’t Change Minds, Poll Finds

Posted on 9 Mar, 2015

An outbreak of measles won’t change some Canadian parents’ minds about vaccinations, highlighting the ongoing mistrust among so-called anti-vaxxers about the safety and efficacy of modern vaccines. A survey of more than 1,013 Canadians who chose not to inoculate their …more

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Kenya: WHO, UNICEF deny Kenyan bishops’ claim that they supplied sterility-causing tetanus vaccines

Posted on 9 Mar, 2015

United Nations health officials have again rejected accusations by Kenya’s bishops that Kenya’s Ministry of Health used tetanus vaccines tainted with a sterility-inducing hormone in a large-scale immunization program in 2014. The charges were made in a four-page statement released …more

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New Delhi, India: Another 50 dead; H1N1 toll reaches 1,289

Posted on 7 Mar, 2015

Swine flu has claimed another 50 lives in the country taking the death toll to 1,289 while close to 24,000 people had contracted the contagious disease… the number of people affected by the disease showed an upward trend in Gujarat …more

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Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzstan reports more than 7,000 measles cases in 2015

Posted on 7 Mar, 2015

 (07/03/2015)The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that between 1 January 2014 and 1 March 2015, WHO received notification of over 23,000 cases of measles in the WHO European Region. The most affected country is Kyrgyzstan with over 7,000 cases reported …more

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Washington DC, USA: Study uses real-time Twitter data to understand vaccine refusal

Posted on 7 Mar, 2015

The study will involve a combination of Twitter searches and conventional survey approaches to evaluate the reasons for vaccine refusal, and analyze variations in refusal patterns between different demographics and communities.

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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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