What is “Vaccination Hesitancy” and where did it come from?

Squires, R. (2021) What is “Vaccination Hesitancy” and where did it come from? In: WSAVA Annual Congress Proceedings. pp. 32-33. From: 45th World Small Animal Veterinary Association Congress and 26th FECAVA Eurocongress, 21-24 March 2021, Online.

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In this first presentation, the phenomenon of “vaccination hesitancy” and its origins will be described. In the second presentation, emerging veterinary manifestations of this hesitancy, the findings of a large WSAVA member survey, and some ideas about how we, the veterinary profession, might respond to vaccine hesitancy will be presented. “Vaccination hesitancy”, more commonly known as “vaccine hesitancy”, has been described as a “…delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccination despite availability of vaccination services. Vaccine hesitancy is complex and context-specific, varying across time, place and vaccines. It is influenced by factors such as complacency, convenience and confidence”.1 Vaccine hesitancy is of enormous and growing concern to public health authorities around the world, including the World Health Organization. Indeed, in 2019, vaccine hesitancy was listed as one of the top 10 threats to global human health by the WHO.

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