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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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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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