vaccine refusal

vaccine refusal

Unwillingness to allow oneself or a family member to be immunized against a preventable contagious disease, such as measles, mumps, rubella, or chickenpox. It occurs most often in people who fear adverse effects from vaccination, in people who have religious or philosophical objections to vaccination, and in people who have had allergies to a component of a vaccine.
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Even fear of needles can be a factor for vaccine refusal and WHO will issue, in September 2015, a position paper on pain mitigation.
The possible association between GBS and influenza vaccination is frequently cited as a reason for vaccine refusal by health care workers (19-21).
Vaccine refusal have been associated with costs and beliefs about immunization safety.
19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers used spatial analysis software and electronic medical records to identify clusters of underimmunization and vaccine refusal among Kaiser Permanente members in Northern California, according to a study published today in the journal Pediatrics.
There is a misperception regarding vaccines," says Saad Omer, an epidemiologist at Emory University in Atlanta who has studied the vaccine refusal issue.
Vaccine refusal, mandatory immunization, and the risks of vaccinepreventable diseases.
Vaccine refusal and delay, she added, "is not likely to go away anytime soon, and is likely to get significantly worse over time.
A primary reason for vaccine refusal continues to be concerns over vaccine safety.
While pertussis and its prevention is complex, speculations that current outbreaks may be due to vaccine refusal do not hold up, said CDC spokesman Jeff Dimond.
Overall, 5 percent of varicella cases in the study population were attributed to vaccine refusal.
A strong association was found between parental vaccine refusal and the risk of pertussis infection in children.
Researchers call the study, published in the journal Pediatrics, the most definitive to date on the risk of vaccine refusal.
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