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In Pakistan, polio makes a comeback amid vaccine boycotts | Health | Al Jazeera

Political transition and mass misinformation campaigns have contributed to growing polio rates. Source: In Pakistan, polio makes a comeback amid vaccine boycotts | Health | Al Jazeera

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Immunize Nevada cancels events following anti-vaxxer harassment

Instead, the coalition organized one statewide virtual event on Dec. 13 to celebrate the importance of vaccinations. Source: Immunize Nevada cancels events following anti-vaxxer harassment

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Barring nonmedical exemptions increases vaccination rates, study finds | EurekAlert! Science News

The first rigorously controlled study of a 2016 California law that aimed to increase childhood vaccination rates by eliminating nonmedical exemptions has found the law worked as intended, although the researchers noted a small increase in the number of medical exemptions. The study provides definitive evidence on the success of the California law, as policymakers […]

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Anti-Vaccination: The New Epidemic – MIR

A fundamental distrust of the current healthcare system in America is embodied by the anti-vax movement, a kind of new-age rebellion. Source: Anti-Vaccination: The New Epidemic – MIR

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Parents are to receive a text alert when their children are due to be vaccinated | Daily Mail Online

Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the new Government will press ahead with a national scheme to send text message notifications to families. Source: Parents are to receive a text alert when their children are due to be vaccinated | Daily Mail Online

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Samoa law embeds compulsory measles shots | Daily times

Samoa has passed a law to make childhood vaccinations compulsory as the Pacific nation continues efforts to contain a devastating measles outbreak that by Thursday had killed 77 people, most of them infants. Source: Samoa law embeds compulsory measles shots | Daily times

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‘Science isn’t enough’: Queensland Health admits vaccine info ‘failure’

Queensland Health admits it has failed to do enough to stop the spread of vaccine misinformation in the wake of outbreaks of measles at home and overseas. Source: ‘Science isn’t enough’: Queensland Health admits vaccine info ‘failure’