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Philippines: Courts dismiss complaints filed against former Health secretary in connection with Dengvaxia

Posted on 10 Jun, 2019

Three Metropolitan Trial Courts recently dismissed complaints filed against former Health secretary Janette Garin and other officials in connection with Dengvaxia cases for lack of jurisdiction. Judges Nelvin Asi, Chelsea Segunda Dirige and Marlo Bermejo Campanilla of the Metropolitan Trial Court …more

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India: Delhi reports rabies vaccine shortage

Posted on 10 Jun, 2019

Delhi reports rabies vaccine shortage by NEWS DESK June 8, 2019   The New Indian Express reports that the Delhi government is reporting an “acute shortage” of rabies vaccines in  government run hospitals. The shortage is due to a drop in vaccine …more

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DR Congo: WHO adapts Ebola vaccination strategy to account for insecurity and community feedback

Posted on 8 Jun, 2019

WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) today issued new recommendations to address vaccination challenges in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The recommendations include endorsing operational adjustments that make the vaccination process faster and …more

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Ukraine: Three-month-old child dies from measles

Posted on 6 Jun, 2019

Costa Rica: Nationwide HPV vaccination campaign begins

Posted on 6 Jun, 2019

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

Videos Video archive

Emilie Karafillakis, research fellow for the Vaccine Confidence Project, speaks to France 24 about the rising anti-vaccination sentiment that is rising throughout Europe, especially in France where a recent study revealed 1 in 3 citizens believe vaccines are unsafe.

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.

Literature Literature archive

HC Maltezou, C Ledda, V Rapisarda 2019 Vaccine Vol 37(32): 4419-4658
Sabahelzain MM et al. 2019 PLoS ONE VOl 14 (6): e0213882.
KT Paul, K Loer 2019 Journal of Public Health Policy Volume 40, Issue 2
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