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The Impacts of Subsidy Policies on Vaccination Decisions in Contact Networks

Posted on 29 Jul, 2012
Hai-Feng Zhang, Zhi-Xi Wu, Xiao-Ke Xu, Michael Small, Bing-Hong Wang. 2012. Cornell University Library.

Often, vaccination programs are carried out based on self-interest rather than being mandatory. Owing to the perceptions about risks associated with vaccines and the `herd immunity’ effect, it may provide suboptimal vaccination coverage for the population as a whole. In …more

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Rubella vaccination: must not be business as usual

Posted on 21 Jul, 2012
FT Cutts , CE Metcalf, J Lessler, BT Grenfell. 2012. Lancet 380:9838 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61215-X

The GAVI Alliance has announced support for eligible countries to introduce measles-rubella vaccine in their routine infant programmes and to start measles-rubella vaccine campaigns in children aged 9 months to 14 years. 30 countries are expected to have done so …more

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Thiomersal vaccines debate continues ahead of UN meeting

Posted on 23 Jun, 2012
Nayanah Siva. 2012. Lancet 379(9834):2328 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)61002-2

Experts are meeting for the fourth time at the end of June to discuss a global treaty on mercury. But such an agreement could hinder vaccination programmes worldwide. Nayanah Siva reports.

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Do cervical cancer data justify HPV vaccination in India?

Posted on 22 Jun, 2012
Allyson Pollock. 2012. J R Soc Med 105(6): 250-262

The Indian government suspended research in April 2010 on the feasibility and safety of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in two Indian states (Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat) amid public concerns about its safety. This paper describes cervical cancer and cancer surveillance …more

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Perceptions of mumps and MMR vaccination among university students in England: An online survey.

Posted on 21 Jun, 2012
Bolton-Maggs D, Conrad D, Keenan A, Lamden K, Ghebrehewet S, Vivancos R. 2012. Vaccine 30(34):5081-5 doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2012.05.078

Mumps is easily preventable through vaccination. Investigation of a number of recent mumps outbreaks in universities in the North West of England, however, found that affected students were either not vaccinated or only partially vaccinated. An online survey of students …more

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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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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

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