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You are warmly invited to attend WHO Global Health Histories Seminar 107:
Cultural contexts of health: vaccine hesitancy - Why do some people not
vaccinate?' (more details below) which will be streamed live online on
Tuesday 3rd July 2018. Please do circulate to colleagues, students and
friends you feel would be interested.



*WHO Global Health Histories Seminar 107: ‘Cultural contexts of health:
vaccine hesitancy - Why do some people not vaccinate?' *



*3 July 2018, 12:30 pm CEST  (11.30am BST)*



 *Broadcast live over the internet, via webinar: *
*http://www.euro.who.int/ghh* <http://www.euro.who.int/ghh>



Speakers: Heidi Larson (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine);

Robb Butler (WHO Regional Office for Europe)



It is widely recognized that immunization is one of the best investments
not only for health but also for sustainable development. Despite the
phenomenal impact of vaccination on the control and elimination of
preventable diseases, some caregivers and health-care workers choose to
delay or refuse vaccination. Vaccine hesitancy poses a threat to the health
and well-being of Europeans and is one of the key challenges facing policy-
and decision-makers, immunization programmes and communities.  Vaccine
hesitancy is highly context specific, with reasons for vaccine acceptance,
delay and refusal varying considerably across the European Region. In this
seminar, international experts will explore the historical, environmental,
cultural and social contexts of vaccine hesitancy and consider its impact
on immunization programmes today.


For further information please see: https://www.york.ac.uk/
history/global-health-histories/events/ghh-107-vaccine-hesitancy/



Best Wishes,

Centre for Global Health Histories

www.york.ac.uk/history/global-health-histories/

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