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A global survey of attitudes towards science has revealed the scale of the crisis of confidence in vaccines in Europe, showing that only 59% of people in western Europe and 50% in the east think vaccines are safe, compared with 79% worldwide.

Around the globe, 84% of people acknowledge that vaccines are effective and 92% say their child has received a vaccine. But in spite of good healthcare and education systems, in parts of Europe there is low trust in vaccines. France has the highest levels of distrust, at 33%.

There have been major measles outbreaks in a number of countries, which have spread across the continent, linked to vaccine hesitancy.

…continue reading ‘Survey Shows Crisis of Confidence in Vaccines in Parts of Europe’

Wellcome Trust Global Monitor 2018

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