Europe must encourage its citizens to be vaccinated but faces a tough battle against ‘unfounded fears’ which have proven hard to eradicate, according to a leading MEP and childhood immunisation advocate.
In an exclusive interview with Vaccines Today, Austrian MEP Karin Kadenbach said social media are having a major influence…Continue
Added by Gary Finnegan on July 11, 2011 at 15:34 — No Comments
The United Kingdom has reached a 90 percent uptake rate of the MMR vaccine among children under the age of two. This is the highest that MMR vaccination coverage has been for the past 13 years (since approximately the time that Andrew Wakefield's study linking the MMR vaccine and autism was first published). Although 90 percent is still several points away from the 95 percent vaccine uptake needed to ensure herd immunity, it's a step in the right direction.
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Added by WHO/Europe on July 4, 2011 at 13:54 — No Comments