Want to boost vaccination? Don’t punish parents, build their trust - the Conversation

Date Published:
17 Apr 2015
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Vaccination is one of the greatest public health success stories in history, shifting infectious diseases from the leading cause of childhood death and disease to a relatively rare cause of death in developed countries. Even globally, heart disease overtook infectious diseases as the leading cause of death in 2008.

But unless an infectious disease can be eradicated, high vaccination rates need to be maintained to control the disease. There are many historical examples of epidemics of previously rare diseases that have occurred when immunisation programs wane.

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