In a past article released by The Star it was indicated that the number of parents refusing vaccination in Malaysia is on the rise.
Hesitancy poses increasing threat not only to individual but herd immunity, say medical doctors.
Vaccine hesitancy is context-specific, varying across regions and healthcare systems, however the PACV has yet to be evaluated in a Western European setting.
Japan has one of the lowest levels of confidence in vaccines in the world, according to a new study published in the British medical journal the Lancet.
In 2017, the Federal Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology reportedly determined that 48.7 percent of Russian children born in 2016 had not been vaccinated comprehensively and on the medically prescribed schedule.
Addressing anti-vax beliefs or hesitancy means listening first, then meeting someone where they are.
It’s hard to imagine a day when people will be as nonchalant about getting their COVID-19 vaccine as they are about getting their flu shot, but it is one possible future reality, experts say.
A Black scientist’s plea to lean into the data, even as an unjust health care shadow persists in the U.S.
Large numbers of people are suspicious of vaccines and currently unwilling to be vaccinated against Covid-19 once safe and effective vaccines are available. Given that achieving herd immunity as soon as possible depends on widespread immunization, educational campaigns must begin now to overcome this resistance. Some large employers — including Mastercard, Apple, and Google — are already trying to educate their employees. Others must follow suit.