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Frequency of Alternative Immunization Schedule Use in a Metropolitan Area

Posted on 18 Jun, 2012
Steve G. Robison, Holly Groom and Collette Young. 2012. Pediatrics 130(1):32-38

OBJECTIVES: Recent studies have described an increase in parental hesitancy regarding vaccines as well as increases in parental adoption of vaccine schedules that delay or limit receipt of recommended vaccines. This study quantifies potential prevalence and trends in alternative schedule …more

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Cervical Cancer and HPV Vaccination: Knowledge and Attitudes of Adult Women in Lusaka, Zambia.

Posted on 12 Jun, 2012
FW Liu, B Vwalika, MR Hacker, S Allen and CS Awtrey. 2012. Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination 3(3)

Of the estimated 525,000 new cases of cervical cancer and 275,000 deaths from cervical cancer in 2008, over 85% were in developing countries [1]. Cervical cancer accounts for over 2.7 million years of life lost among women between the ages …more

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Special Issue: The Role of Internet Use in Vaccination Decisions

Posted on 28 May, 2012
Ed. C Betsch and K Sachse. 2012. Vaccine 30(25):3723-3818

A growing number of people use the Internet to obtain health information, including information about vaccines. Websites promoting interaction among users are becoming increasingly popular. Users of these so-called Web 2.0 applications (e.g. social media, online discussion boards, etc.) comprise …more

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When Pro-Vaccine Messaging Backfires

Posted on 13 May, 2012
Christie Nicholson. 2012. Scientific American: Mind and Brain

Americans get a stream of messages telling them to avoid vaccines, from Jenny McCarthy on Oprah to billboard animations shown in Times Square. The responsible solution—fight back with forceful pro-vaccine messaging, right? Actually, fighting fire with fire may backfire, according …more

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Measles in the 21st Century

Posted on 10 May, 2012
EK Mulholland, UK Griffiths, and R Biellik. 2012. N Engl J Med 366:1755-1757 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1202396

Barely 20 years ago, such a high proportion of childhood deaths globally was attributable to measles that the going estimate of more than 1 million measles-related deaths per year was almost certainly an underestimate. Pediatric wards in the developing world …more

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Predictors of Knowledge of H1N1 Infection and Transmission in the U.S. Population

Posted on 3 May, 2012
Elena Savoia, Marcia A Testa and Kasisomayajula Viswanath. 2012. BMC Public Health 12:328 DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-12-328

Background The strength of a society’s response to a public health emergency depends partly on meeting the needs of all segments of the population, especially those who are most vulnerable and subject to greatest adversity. Since the early stages of …more

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The role of publics in the introduction of new vaccines

Posted on 2 May, 2012
P Paterson and HJ Larson. 2012. Health Policy and Planning 27:ii77–ii79 doi:10.1093/heapol/czs038

KEY MESSAGES: The ‘public’ in public engagement could be a variety of stakeholders. Engaging with the public builds trust and helps to identify concerns that need to be addressed. There is a need for more research on the impact of …more

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Credibility Battles in the Autism Litigation

Posted on 1 Apr, 2012
A Kirkland. 2012. Social Studies of Science 42(2): 237–261

That vaccines do not cause autism is now a widely accepted proposition, though a few dissenters remain. An 8-year court process in the US federal vaccine injury compensation court ended in 2010 with rulings that autism was not an adverse …more

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Debunking Vaccination Myths: Strong Risk Negations Can Increase Perceived Vaccination Risks.

Posted on 12 Mar, 2012
C Betsch and K Sachse. 2013. Health Psychol. 32(2):146-55 doi: 10.1037/a0027387

OBJECTIVE: Information about risks is often contradictory, especially in the health domain. A vast amount of bizarre information on vaccine-adverse events (VAE) can be found on the Internet; most are posted by antivaccination activists. Several actors in the health sector …more

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Literature Literature archive

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Videos Video archive

VCP Research Fellow Emilie Karafillakis comments on the anti-vaccination movement, the role of social media and the importance of rebuilding trust. 

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As part of the LSHTM Vaccine Centre podcast series to celebrate World Immunization Week Prof Heidi Larson recorded an episode with about her work and the VCP.

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