Vaccine Hesitancy: A Growing Challenge for Immunization Programmes
Although this Special Issue focuses on vaccine and vaccination hesitancy, it is important to see the work on hesitancy as only one aspect of a broader agenda of generating public trust in and demand for immunizations.
Increasing public trust and demand for immunization is an important step in order for countries to achieve the recommended uptake rates for all ages and particularly in older adults, where current low uptake rates often lead to unnecessary infections and associated complications.
Read the WHO Vaccine Hesitancy news release on the WHO website
and access Journal Vaccine Special Issue on vaccine hesitancy on ScienceDirect.