Recorded: EIP 2013 ● Language: English ● Duration: 28 minutes Topic: Pediatric Infectious Diseases


Speaker: MARC VAN RANST, Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, University of Leuven, Belgium

  Description: Although vaccination is a very successful public health measure, it is perceived by some individuals as unsafe or unnecessary. Vaccine hesitancy can lead to declining vaccine coverages and an increased risk of new outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. In this lecture, we will look into the possible causes of this increase in vaccine hesitancy, and into the possible remedies.