Protecting public trust in immunization.

Published

Journal Article

Public trust in the safety and efficacy of vaccines is one key to the remarkable success of immunization programs within the United States and globally. Allegations of harm from vaccination have raised parental, political, and clinical anxiety to a level that now threatens the ability of children to receive timely, full immunization. Multiple factors have contributed to current concerns, including the interdependent issues of an evolving communications environment and shortfalls in structure and resources that constrain research on immunization safety (immunization-safety science). Prompt attention by public health leadership to spreading concern about the safety of immunization is essential for protecting deserved public trust in immunization.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cooper, LZ; Larson, HJ; Katz, SL

Published Date

  • July 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 122 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 149 - 153

PubMed ID

  • 18595998

Pubmed Central ID

  • 18595998

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-4275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1542/peds.2008-0987

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States