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One "successful" movement: anti-vaccination

One "successful" movement: anti-vaccination

Hindrance to vaccinate children is one of the vital threats to public health, resulting in millions of children either completely or partially un-immunized.

Refusal and hesitancy towards vaccination has become a serious challenge to the success of immunization programs. Vaccination is proven to be the most cost-effective intervention across the globe that could have saved 1.5 million deaths among children under five years, which constitutes 17% of child mortality globally, as reported by WHO in 2008.

Anti-Vaccination is turning out to be a serious problem: watch the above video to find out how websites and social media channels are helping to fuel the anti-vaccination movement.

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