Global Action Against Vaccine Hesitancy Critical To Improving Public Health, Pediatric Experts Say
BMJ Opinion: We need a global plan to tackle low vaccine uptake and vaccine hesitancy
Nuria Martinez-Alier, senior pediatric infectious diseases specialist and consultant at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, and Claire Lemer, consultant general pediatrician at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital and deputy director of CYPHP, discuss the importance of vaccines in preventing the spread of infectious diseases and the threat of vaccine hesitancy, writing, “Concrete action by our leaders is necessary. … We need to discuss the role of schools in supporting the education of families on the importance of vaccines. A core approach of our efforts to improve public health should be a focus on the importance of vaccines, and this must be part of every relevant clinical interaction” (5/7).