Reason for Non-Vaccination: "Mother Was Busy"
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Vaccine Preventable Diseases Report (January to August 2018)
The above two figures show that more than two-thirds of measles cases involve individuals who have not been vaccinated and of these two thirds, the primary reasons for non-vaccination are: (1) not eligible for vaccination, (2) mother was busy, and (3) child was sick. The main problems therefore stem from the delivery of the vaccine, a job that rests on the shoulders of health workers and authorities.
It seems that there is an attempt to dismiss the dengvaxia fiasco by placing those who have actively sought the truth behind the mess as creators of a widespread noncompliance to vaccinations. Clearly, this is not true and people who were behind the ill-advised mass dengue vaccinations still need to be held accountable and responsible for their actions. Likewise, gaps in vaccinations are obviously coming not from a fear, but to simple incompetence on the part of health officials.