Many Europeans according to a survey a large distrust of vaccinations. According to the data of the British Foundation Wellcome Trust only 59 percent of the surveyed people feel in Western Europe, vaccination as a very or at least reasonably safe.

In Germany it was 67 percent, while those people with a higher education degree of vaccination familiar rather than those with lower. In the world to see, with an average of 79 percent, far more Respondents vaccinations as safe.

Social media contribute to the reservations and Fears of vaccinations, said Heidi Larson, from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the newspaper “The Guardian”. For the “Wellcome Global Monitor-2018” have been interrogated more than 140,000 people over 15 years in more than 140 countries around the world, what do you think about the Vaccination, science, and other topics.

In Bangladesh and Rwanda, to trust in vaccinations is the highest. Within We

steuropas the French showed the greatest distrust. There are 33 percent of the respondents, vaccines were classified as insecure – more than in any other country. As a safe designated vaccinations 47% of the French, the other none agreed with these statements.

“Just in the richer countries, in which we no longer see the terrible consequences of preventable diseases, people are more cautious,” said Larson, with a view to diphtheria, measles, and whooping cough. However, this is a luxury you cannot afford. Only in two rich Regions of the world, Northern Europe and North America, was the confidence in vaccination with 73 and 72 per cent is quite high, even if it reached the world average. For comparison: In South Asia it is 95 percent.

In the Ukraine was estimated according to the figures, only 50 percent of the respondents vaccination as a safe and efficient manner. There were 2018, more than 53,000 measles cases. Distrust in government go hand in hand often with Doubts about the safety of vaccinations, found the study authors.

young parents would have answered your questions about vaccinations quickly and comprehensively, otherwise they were based on social media, said Larson. There is information on the researchers, but could not respond because they were in private Facebook groups or other inaccessible forums course spread quickly fail. The children’s Fund, Unicef, warned in March against measles around the world have reached alarming proportions.

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