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Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination 'a global crisis'

Vaccines: Low trust in vaccination 'a global crisis'

  • 19 June 2019
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Media captionIt's a numbers game... if some people are not vaccinated, it can cause a big problem for us all

Public mistrust of vaccines means the world is taking a step backwards in the fight against deadly yet preventable infectious diseases, warn experts.

The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation suggests confidence is low in some regions.

The Wellcome Trust analysis includes responses from more than 140,000 people in over 140 countries.

The World Health Organization lists vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health.

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