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Various trust in vaccines leaves vulnerable populations: Study
LONDON: Trust in vaccines – one of the most effective and widely used medicines in the world – is highest in the poorer countries, but weaker in richer countries where skepticism has allowed the outbreak of diseases such as measles to continue, Wednesday (19 June).
France has the least confidence from every country in the world about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, and some believe that vaccines are not safe, according to the study. While most parents choose to vaccinate their children, the different levels of trust put vulnerability in some countries to potential outbreaks of disease, say the authors of the study, recommending scientists to ensure that people have access to reliable information from those they trust.
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Public health experts and the World Health Organization (WHO) say vacci do not save up to 3 million lives each year worldwide scale, and decades of research have shown that they are safe and effective.
However, in order to achieve a "herd immunity" to protect the entire population, the immunization coverage rate should usually be over 90 percent or 95 percent, and distrust of vaccines can quickly reduce this protection