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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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Atlanta, USA: CDC updates vaccine recommendations, approves 9-valent HPV vaccine

Posted on 6 Mar, 2015

The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has voted to include the new 9-valent HPV strain vaccine in their HPV immunization recommendations for use in females aged 9 to 26 and males aged 9 to 15. Based on a …more

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India: WHO advises annual vaccination to combat swine flu

Posted on 6 Mar, 2015

Annual vaccination has been recommended by the World Health Organization as the most effective solution to combat seasonal influenzas like swine flu, which has to date killed more than 1,200 this year alone in India.

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Pakistan only country still spreading polio, WHO says : Pakistan only country still spreading polio, WHO says

Posted on 6 Mar, 2015

Pakistan is the only country that is still exporting polio cases and should continue making sure all ‎travelers are vaccinated, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. The three other countries ‎that risk spreading the virus – viz. Cameroon, Syria …more

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Israel: Health Ministry Bracing to Contain Measles Breakout

Posted on 6 Mar, 2015

After confirming ten cases of measles in the center of Israel in the past four months, Health Ministry officials are spreading the word to the medical community. Doctors are instructed to isolate confirmed cases and to step up prophylactic measures.The …more

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Bosnia: Anti-vaccination trend spreading from U.S. to Europe, Central Asia

Posted on 6 Mar, 2015

The World Health Organization says an anti-vaccination movement spreading in Bosnia is partly to blame for a spike in measles cases to 5,340. Refusal to vaccinate children is a complicating factor on top of greater vulnerability to the disease owing …more

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Princeton, NJ, USA: In U.S., Percentage Saying Vaccines Are Vital Dips

Posted on 6 Mar, 2015

A slight majority of Americans, 54%, say it is extremely important that parents get their children vaccinated, down from the 64% who held this belief 14 years ago. Another 30% call it “very important” — unchanged from 2001. The rest, …more

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Literature Literature archive

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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