Stop blaming the anti-vax bogeyman
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Stop blaming the anti-vax bogeyman

Helen Donovan RCN professional lead, Public health

Investing in nurses and resources to educate parents about vaccines is more pressing than battling fake news

In 2017 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the UK measles free. Last month, it had no option but to withdraw that status. This downgrade was possibly inevitable with the rise of cases across Europe and the world, but in the UK we’ve seen the number of cases triple between 2017 and 2018, and the infection continues to circulate.

Nursing Standard. 34, 10, 59-59. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.10.59.s22

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