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Manila : WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific
Vaccine hesitancy was one of the top 10 global health threats cited by the World Health Organization (WHO) for 2019. There is a risk of underutilization of available immunization services by some population groups for a variety of reasons, including knowledge gaps, a lack of public confidence, and concerns related to the risks and benefits of vaccines and immunization.
This guidance document, Enhancing Acceptance and Demand for Vaccination in the Western Pacific Region, is intended for use as reference resource for countries to determine and address the reasons for hesitancy and describes possible tailored strategies in enhancing acceptance, demand and vaccination uptake that can be adapted to local context.