Vaccine mistrust is a worldwide problem


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The largest research in the world, which covered people's opinion about immunization, shows that trust is very low.

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Public misconduct for vaccines means the world has backed down in the fight against lethal contagious diseases, experts warn.

The world's largest immunization survey shows that people in some parts of the world do not trust the vaccine.

An independent humanitarian organization, Velkam Trast, presented an analysis that includes responses from more than 140,000 people in 140 countries.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that lack of confidence in vaccines is among the top ten threats to public health.


VelKam Global Monitor conducted research in 142 countries. The research topics are: trust in science, nuns and health information; levels of understanding and interest in science and health; and attitudes toward vaccines.

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Research around the world has shown that a large number of people think vaccines can not help them.

When asked if it is safe to use vaccines:

  • 79% (eight in ten) answered "I agree in part" or "I completely agree"
  • 7% answered "partly disagree" or "strongly disagree"
  • 14% do not even agree or "do not know"

When asked if they believe vaccines can help:

  • 84% agree in whole or in part
  • 5% totally or partially disagree
  • 12% do not agree or break or "do not know"

Is it worth it?

Smallpox can be deadly / Science Photo Library

Smallpox can be deadly / Science Photo Library

There is a great deal of scientific evidence that vaccination is the best defense against fatal and exhaustive infections, such as smallpox.

Vaccines weigh billions of people around the world. Diseases such as smallpox were completely eradicated and, due to the vaccination and paralysis of the deformity, almost disappeared.

However, some other course of the disease, such as smallpox, again seems to be the kau guardian that people who avoid vaccines are those who are delirious and those who believe in misinformation.

Dr. En Lindstrand, a UK immunization officer, said the current situation is very serious.

"Vaccine dissatisfaction has led to an impediment to overall progress in disease control that can be sprayed by this method," says Lindstrand, adding that the new occurrence of these diseases is unacceptable.

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In countries where this disease was close to eradication, large epidemics were identified.

Research shows an increase in these diseases in almost all parts of the world, with 30% more cases in 2017 than in 2016.

The decision not to vaccinate for any reason poses a risk to others.

If sufficient people are vaccinated, the outbreak of disease is avoided – the network is called "collective immunity" by the ropes.

Imran Kan of Velkam Trast said that they are really concerned about the number of people suffering from smallpox and that if 95% of people are not vaccinated, there is a possibility of a relapse of the disease.

So, is there mistrust?



In countries where citizens have the highest incomes, confidence in vaccine safety is minimal.

In France, one of the European countries where the smallpox epidemic has emerged, three out of five respondents say vaccines are not safe.

The French do not believe that vaccines are effective (19%), but do not believe they are wives of children (10%).

The French government added eight mandatory vaccines, with three children already in this country.

In neighboring Italy, 76% of respondents agree that vaccines are safe. In Italy, recently passed a law according to which unvaccinated children can not get into a car, and their parents are punished.

Britain has yet to take such measures, but Health Minister Met Henkko said the mandatory vaccination plan is planned if necessary.

In the United States this year also developed a smallpox epidemic and was the largest in the last decades. So 980 people were infected in 26 states.

In North America, southern and northern Europe, more than 70% of people say that vaccines are safe.

This percentage is 59% in Western Europe and 50% in Eastern Europe.

In Ukraine, which recorded the highest number of smallpox cases in Europe last year (53,218 in total) – only 50% of people said that vaccines are effective.

In Belarus, 46%, in Moldova, 49%, and in Russia, 62%.

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Most people in low-income areas agree that vaccines are safe. The largest number are in South Asia, with 95% of people responding with such attitude, followed by East Africa with 92%.

Bangladesh and Rwanda have achieved very high rates of immunization, despite many fluids that physicists are reaching humans.

Rwanda became the first country in the world to give young people the opportunity to vaccinate HPV.

Is that why people are skeptical?

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In the survey, respondents who said they had the greatest confidence in nuns, doctors and nurses said the vaccine was safe and safe to use.

The Velcom rumor does not show that confidence in vaccines is so low, but many factors are believed to have influenced it.

Some people think that if this disease does not exist, there is no danger and therefore does not require a vaccine.

All medicines, including vaccines, can have side effects. But vaccines are thoroughly tested to ensure they are safe and effective for humans.

Various views on the subject can be read on the Internet, many of which are not corroborated by verifiable facts.

In Japan, there is concern about the HPV vaccine because of the claim that it causes neurological problems, and experts believe that this will lead to a complete mistrust of immunization.

Likewise, in France there was controversy over the pandemic vaccine against influenza, because they were quickly made and the government bought them in large quantities.

One of the most important interventions in the fight against suspected vaccines is the training of health professionals and their ability to answer all questions that parents and all those who need to be vaccinated.

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