WHO's Chan sees anti-vaccine sentiment as "worrisome trend"

In opening the World Health Organization's executive board meeting this week, the head of the body cited anti-vaccine sentiments as a worrisome trend that may be very difficult to change. Noting that some countries are continuing to see severe cases of 2009 H1N1 infection in relatively young people, WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said, "In some cases, persuading the public to seek vaccination has become even more problematic than during the pandemic. As documented in the report on immunization, the problem of public mistrust extends well beyond influenza vaccines." News

Suggested Articles

GSK expects Shingrix supplies to rise slightly in 2020, but the real "step change" will come in 2024 with a brand-new manufacturing facility.

Ebola has claimed thousands of lives in recent outbreaks, but now the world has a licensed vaccine option in Merck's Ervebo.

Cosette Pharmaceuticals which was formed in December with a deal for dermatology projects has gone back to G&W Labs for a liquids plant.