In 2019, the UK lost its measles-free status from the World Health Organization (WHO), as child vaccination rates in the country fell across the board.
On 20 February 2020, the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) will host an event designed specifically for healthcare professionals, which will focus on the factors contributing to the decline and what can be done to address falling vaccination rates.
Topics to be covered include:
- Why vaccination rates are falling, looking at the data, trends and factors involved.
- Understanding the extent to which vaccine hesitancy and misinformation around vaccines is affecting vaccination rates, with a particular focus on the impact of social media.
- Direct experiences from frontline staff who talk daily with patients, parents, and children.
- Appropriate responses to questions and concerns raised.
Further information and registration details are available on the conference website.