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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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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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Literature Literature archive

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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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