Gavi CEO Seth Berkley Discusses Vaccine Complacency, Misinformation In EURACTIV.com Interview
EURACTIV.com: Vaccines are victim of their own success, global health expert says
“…Speaking on the sidelines of 2019 European Development Days, the chief executive of the GAVI global vaccine alliance, Dr. Seth Berkley, said reaching the maximum level of vaccination coverage used to be the primary health challenge in the past. ‘But the challenge today is that people choose not to vaccinate their children,’ he said, adding that this trend was, ironically, caused by the fact that vaccines have eradicated the most lethal diseases. … This high efficiency in tackling infectious diseases led to a form of complacency, giving rise to the spread of various rumors and concerns, according to the expert…” (Fortuna, 7/1).