Inaugural Global Vaccination Summit Addresses Vaccine Hesitancy, Rise In Vaccine-Preventable Diseases

Devex: First Global Vaccination Summit sounds the alarm on access and hesitancy
“Politicians, policymakers, and pro-vaccine campaigners met Thursday at the first Global Vaccination Summit to raise the alarm about the resurgence of measles, share plans to tackle misinformation in the age of social media, and reiterate the need to reach the 19.4 million infants worldwide who missed routine immunization last year…” (Chadwick, 9/13).

The Telegraph: World at ‘critical turning point’ in fight against vaccine-preventable diseases
“A lack of access to vaccines is partly to blame for the worldwide spread of diseases such as measles, the director of the World Health Organization has warned. Speaking at the world’s first-ever Global Vaccination Summit, held in a bid to address the reasons behind a surge in vaccine-preventable diseases, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, said vaccinations were a ‘right for all.’ … Earlier this year the WHO declared ‘vaccine hesitancy,’ the refusal or reluctance to have childhood vaccinations, one of the top 10 threats to global health, alongside air pollution and obesity…” (Gulland, 9/12).

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