Immunization is reported to be one of the most successful and cost-effective health interventions in human history, however there can be misconceptions around the mode-of-action and side effects of vaccines.
In light of World Immunization Week (24–30 April) we’ve taken a closer look at some of the myths surrounding vaccination, and the scientific evidence that contradicts these. This year’s theme ‘Protected together, #VaccinesWork’ encourages individuals at all levels to go further in their efforts to increase immunization coverage.
From governments investing in immunization efforts to families ensuring their children are vaccinating the campaign is widespread and aims to highlight the value of vaccines – something we, at Infectious Diseases Hub are also passionate about. Our video to uncovers the truth behind common misconceptions – watch it now to find out more!
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NHS Choices, Myths about children’s vaccines. www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/myths-truths-kids-vaccines/
Public Health. Vaccine Myths Debunked. www.publichealth.org/public-awareness/understanding-vaccines/vaccine-myths-debunked/
WHO. Embrace the facts about vaccines, not the myths. www.who.int/mediacentre/commentaries/2017/embrace-facts-vaccines/en/