Political epidemiology: Strengthening socio-political analysis for mass immunisation – lessons from the smallpox and polio programmes

  title={Political epidemiology: Strengthening socio-political analysis for mass immunisation – lessons from the smallpox and polio programmes},
  author={S. Taylor},
  journal={Global Public Health},
  pages={546 - 560}
  • S. Taylor
  • Published 13 October 2009
  • Political Science
  • Global Public Health
Abstract Control and reduction of infectious diseases is a key to attaining the Millennium Development Goals. An important element of this work is the successful immunisation, especially in resource-poor countries. Mass immunisation, most intensively in the case of eradication, depends on a combination of reliable demand (e.g. public willingness to comply with the vaccine protocol) and effective supply (e.g. robust, generally state-led, vaccine delivery). This balance of compliance and… 
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