Vaccine hesitancy: a generation at risk

The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
May 2019 Volume 3Number 5p281-364


Vaccine hesitancy: a generation at risk
The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health
Vaccine hesitancy is threatening the historical achievements made in reducing the burden of infectious diseases, which have plagued humanity for centuries. Only a collaborative effort between paediatricians, family doctors, parents, public health officials, governments, the technology sector, and civil society will allow myths and misinformation around vaccination to be dispelled. If we fail, the future health of unvaccinated children and their communities will suffer greatly.