ICYMI, January 18, 2019

Published on January 18, 2019

Updated on November 1, 2019

WHO: Anti-Vaccine Movement a Top Threat in 2019

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WHO: Anti-Vaccine Movement a Top Threat in 2019

WEDNESDAY, January 16, 2019 (U.S. News & World Report)—The World Health Organization is calling out the anti-vaccine movement as one of the top global health threats this year.

WHO named vaccine hesitancy, the reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite available vaccines, among its recently released list of 10 global health threats for 2019. It joins air pollution and climate change, the worldwide influenza pandemic, weak primary health care and HIV in the listing, among others. WHO pledged to make them priorities for the organization and its partners throughout the year. 

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