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Expert Rev Vaccines. 2015 Jan;14(1):99-117. doi: 10.1586/14760584.2015.964212. Epub 2014 Nov 6.

Vaccine hesitancy, vaccine refusal and the anti-vaccine movement: influence, impact and implications.

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Institut national de santé publique du Québec, Québec, QC, Canada.

Abstract

Despite being recognized as one of the most successful public health measures, vaccination is perceived as unsafe and unnecessary by a growing number of parents. Anti-vaccination movements have been implicated in lowered vaccine acceptance rates and in the increase in vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and epidemics. In this review, we will look at determinants of parental decision-making about vaccination and provide an overview of the history of anti-vaccination movements and its clinical impact.

KEYWORDS:

anti-vaccination; parents; vaccination decisions; vaccine hesitancy; vaccine refusal

PMID:
25373435
DOI:
10.1586/14760584.2015.964212
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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