Article | September 1, 2016

GSK's Vaccines President Explains Vaccine Hesitancy

Source: Life Science Leader
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By Rob Wright, Chief Editor, Life Science Leader
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Cutting Room Floor

Not long ago, a research team from the CDC fleshed out the measles activity in the United States. Much of the recent measles outbreak was linked to international travel and Disney Theme parks. While the threat may have come from imported infections, the reason the measles threat became a reality was largely the result of unvaccinated Americans. According to Luc Debruyne, president of GSK Vaccines and the subject of a feature article in Life Science Leader magazine’s September 2016 issue, the anti-vaccination movement is actually referred to as vaccine hesitancy, and is not just a U.S. but global phenomenon.