Is Vaccine Hesitancy Anti-Science?: A review of resistance

24 March 2021

Drawing on detailed research into the implementation of smallpox and polio control and eradication efforts at different levels of Indian administration, examining interactions between international and national officials and complex societal structures, this presentation asks who and what was sometimes resisted?

Was it the vaccines, the vaccinator or those considered to be responsible for designing immunisation campaigns? What roles did on-field implementers play in creating specific narratives of resistance? How can we excavate a diversity of 'genuine' voices in order to better plan for the future?


Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Professor in the History of Medicine, Director of the Centre for Global Health Histories and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Global Health Histories


Professor Yolanda Eraso, Director of Centre for Primary Health and Social Care

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