Vaccine Hesitancy - A Vaccine Special Issue

19 August 2015

The journal Vaccine, guest-edited by WHO, dedicates a special issue to vaccine hesitancy, which is defined as the delay in acceptance or the refusal of safe vaccines despite availability of vaccination services. Experts review the role of vaccine hesitancy in limiting vaccine coverage and explore strategies to address it.


As highlighted by the SAGE, vaccine hesitancy is context specific and can take many forms and cannot be dealt by one organization or department. These papers provide a sense of the current state of understanding regarding vaccine hesitancy as well as a set of high-level recommendations for next steps.

Documents to download

All articles are on open access and can be accessed here.

Attached to the news is the report of the SAGE Vaccine Hesitancy Working Group final report issued in October 2014.

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