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Document Type

Paper

Keywords

Bio-Medicine, Vaccine Hesitancy

Start Date

4-6-2020 3:00 PM

End Date

4-6-2020 4:00 PM

Abstract

Despite the undeniable success of vaccines, we are currently witnessing a crisis of confidence in vaccination programmes. This has contributed to a decline in global vaccination coverage and the return of vaccine-preventable diseases. This paper examines why this state of affairs has emerged by focusing on bio-medical evidence which confirms the success and safety of vaccines yet does not persuade those are hesitant to vaccinate.

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Evidence Based Medicine and Contemporary Vaccine Hesitancy

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Despite the undeniable success of vaccines, we are currently witnessing a crisis of confidence in vaccination programmes. This has contributed to a decline in global vaccination coverage and the return of vaccine-preventable diseases. This paper examines why this state of affairs has emerged by focusing on bio-medical evidence which confirms the success and safety of vaccines yet does not persuade those are hesitant to vaccinate.