Combating Vaccine Hesitancy in Developing Countries

The Borgen Project

Recently, there has been an increase in vaccine hesitancy in low and middle income countries (LMICs) due to safety concerns and long-term effects. With this skepticism, outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases that were once thought mostly eradicated such as measles, pertussis and diphtheria, have increased in frequency around the world.

The author cites various reasons for this situation, and offers some advice as how to combat vaccine hesitancy in LMICs.