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Vaccines 2013, 1(3), 343-347; doi:10.3390/vaccines1030343

Trust in Vaccines: Why It Takes More than Good Faith

Chief Medical Officer, GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines, Avenue Fleming, 1300 Wavre, Belgium
Received: 29 May 2013 / Revised: 21 June 2013 / Accepted: 10 July 2013 / Published: 12 August 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Confidence in Vaccines)
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This Vaccines issue on “Confidence in Vaccines” provides sound evidence through multiple perspectives of life-saving impacts when vaccination programs are effectively implemented in a population. Yet there remain challenges to achieving this impact, including scientific, medical, manufacturing, policy-related and logistical issues. Additionally, socio-cultural, religious and political agendas can come into play, taking public health hostage and sometimes allowing the circulation of myths regarding vaccination. All of these challenges play a role in public confidence in vaccines and vaccination. What we trust, we embrace. What we do not trust, we do not embrace. View Full-Text
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