Impact of Antivaccine Movements on Pertussis Control: The Untold Story

To assess the impact of antivaccine movements that targeted pertussis whole-cell vaccines, the researchers compared pertussis incidence in countries where high coverage with diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccines (DTP) was maintained with countries where immunization was disrupted by antivaccine movements. Pertussis incidence was 10 to 100 times lower in countries where high vaccine coverage was maintained than in countries where immunization programs were compromised by antivaccine movements. This article was published in The LancetABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author(s): Gangarosa EJ, Galazka AM, Wolfe CR, et al.

Published: 1998

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    Citation: Gangarosa EJ, Galazka AM, Wolfe CR, et al. Impact of Antivaccine Movements on Pertussis Control: The Untold Story. The Lancet. 1998;351(9099):356-361.