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Greece: Vaccine confidence rising, report says

Posted on 13 Nov, 2018

Greece comes second behind Slovenia on the list of European Union countries where citizens have a growing amount of confidence in the safety and efficacy of vaccinations, a recent report by the European Commission has shown. According to the report …more

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France: Measles 56 cases identified in Ile-de-France, the epidemic resumed

Posted on 13 Nov, 2018

    Fifty-six cases of measles were recorded by health authorities in France in October. The epidemic is resuming again, because of a lack of effective vaccination coverage. The Regional Health Agency reminds that the vaccine is now mandatory for children and …more

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Thailand: Muslim Concern About Vaccine Fuels Thai Measles Outbreak

Posted on 11 Nov, 2018

BANGKOK — Health authorities in Thailand are racing to contain a measles outbreak in the country’s southern provinces, where 14 deaths and more than 1,500 cases have been reported since September. Officials blame the comeback of the disease on low …more

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Philippines: We are Turning Into a Nation of Anti-Vaxxers After the Dengvaxia Controversy

Posted on 11 Nov, 2018

Only 32% of Filipinos have confidence in vaccines following the recent Dengvaxia controversy—a dramatic drop in confidence rates that may spell disaster when it comes to fighting a pandemic, says a new international study. This alarming drop in public confidence when it …more

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DR Congo: Ebola fight complicated by war and suspicion over vaccine

Posted on 10 Nov, 2018

There is a football pitch with battered-looking goalposts located just across the road from the city hospital in Beni – but nobody will be playing football there for a while. Instead, this scrappy piece of land has been turned into …more

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Israel: Measles outbreaks hit ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Israel and US

Posted on 10 Nov, 2018

Sarah Samson, a mother of four, says she became “very upset” when she learned that a girl in her daughters’ school here had come down with the measles. “The school is haredi,” Samson said, using the Hebrew term for ultra-Orthodox. …more

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Indonesia: ‘Vaccine fatwa’ sends measles immunization rates plummeting

Posted on 9 Nov, 2018

As the bell rang on a recent morning at an elementary school here and pupils filled the classrooms, anxious adults crowded the corridors outside. It was vaccination day, but many parents in this North Sumatra village did not want their …more

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UK: Charedi leaders urge families to get the jab amid measles outbreak

Posted on 9 Nov, 2018

Charedi leaders in Stamford Hill have urged religious Jews to get immunised against measles and for them not to send any of their children to school if one family member has it, after an outbreak in Israel found its way …more

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USA:What a vaccine scientist facing angry anti-vaxxers wishes he had said

Posted on 9 Nov, 2018

A few days after an uncomfortable confrontation, I invariably wish I had explained things differently. The most recent example: I was to be interviewed about my latest book,  Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren’t Your Best Source of Health …more

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Afghanistan: Portrayal of female polio vaccinators in Jalalabad

Posted on 7 Nov, 2018

Anastasia Taylor-Lind’s portrayal of female polio vaccinators in Jalalabad Sponsored by Wellcome Photography Prize Polio Eradication in Afghanistan. Polio vaccinators leave Nangarhar Regional Hospital, which is one of four vaccine distribution staging points in Jalalabad, in mini buses to be …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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