Largest global vaccine confidence survey finds public trust in vaccines varies widely across the world

14 September, 2020

From the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


New research mapping global trends in vaccine confidence published in The Lancet, reveals public trust may be improving in parts of Europe, whilst several countries experiencing political instability and religious extremism are seeing growing scepticism.

“It is vital with new disease threats such as COVID-19, that we regularly monitor public attitudes to quickly identify countries and groups with declining confidence, so we can help guide where we need to build trust to optimise uptake of new life-saving vaccines”, says Professor Heidi Larson, Director of The Vaccine Confidence Project who led the research.

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