Africa leads in trust of vaccines

Public mistrust of vaccines means the world is taking a step backwards in the fight against deadly yet preventable infectious diseases, experts warn.

The biggest global study into attitudes on immunisation suggests confidence is low in some regions, but the African continent is where trust is highest.

“There is a distinct difference between developed and developing countries,” explains Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala of Gavi, the global vaccine alliance:

The Wellcome Trust analysis includes responses from more than 140,000 people in over 140 countries.

The World Health Organization lists vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health.



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