Herd Immunity or Heard Not of Immunity

@inproceedings{Abidin2016HerdIO,
  title={Herd Immunity or Heard Not of Immunity},
  author={A. S. Zainal Abidin and Masri Muhamed and M Nordin and Nor Azizah Abu and Noorlaily Mohd Noor and Faisal Mohd Fadzli and Mohammed Fauzi Abdul Rani},
  year={2016}
}
The Lancet published this early report by Andrew Wakefield et al on February 28th, 1998; “12 children (mean age 6 years [range 3–10], 11 boys) were referred to a paediatric gastroenterology unit with history of normal development followed by loss of acquired skills, including language, together with diarrhoea and abdominal pain....Onset of behavioural symptoms was associated, by the parents, with measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination in eight of the 12 children” [1]. This article flipped the… 
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Trends in Vaccination Refusal in Children Under 2 Years of Age in Kedah, Malaysia: A 4-Year Review From 2013 to 2016
TLDR
Overall, the finding confirms the positive impact of the educational and religious interventions introduced by the State Health Department of Kedah since January 2016; nonetheless, efforts to strengthen the existing strategies and thereby to maximize the vaccination coverage in Kedahs are warranted.

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