Vaccine acceptance:the UK perspective

Ford, John A, Mahgoub, Hamid and Shankar, Ananda Giri (2013) Vaccine acceptance:the UK perspective. Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 9 (12). pp. 2658-60. ISSN 2164-554X

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Abstract

The United Kingdom has had a long history with vaccine acceptability dating back to Edward Jenner's theory of small pox vaccination. More recently, the discredited, Wakefield study published in 1998 continues to cause MMR skepticism. In pregnant women pertussis vaccination has been considerably more successful than influenza vaccination. Influenza vaccine uptake in healthcare workers remains poor. The media, politicians, and health reforms have contributed to the mixed coverage for these vaccines. In this article we examine vaccine acceptability from a UK perspective, and consider the future impact this is likely to have on the introduction of rotavirus and shingles vaccine in the UK in 2013.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: female,great britain,herpes zoster,humans,immunization,patient acceptance of health care,pregnancy,rotavirus infections,vaccines
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 16:50
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 23:32
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/50667
DOI: 10.4161/hv.26411

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