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Transparency key to increasing vaccination rates

April 27, 2015

BETHESDA, Md. — Providing safe immunization programs and reporting them accurately and transparently to the public can be vital to improving vaccination rates, according to Natasha S. Crowcroft, MD, chief of applied immunization research at Public Health Ontario.

“We believe that, unless we are honest and transparent about what’s happening with our immunization programs, it’s very hard for us to stand up and reassure parents,” Crowcroft said during her presentation at the Annual Conference on Vaccine Research. “One of the things that really undermines public confidence is the sense that information has been kept hidden.”

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