Measles Vaccination: Global Challenges

Sunday, February 14, 2016: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Marshall Ballroom West (Marriott Wardman Park)
Vaccination is one of the greatest public health tools. Widespread vaccination can help protect vulnerable populations who either are too young to be vaccinated or have other contraindications. In 2015, an imported case of measles led to an outbreak in the U.S., largely in children who had not been vaccinated. Worldwide, measles still produces an enormous diseases burden. This session considers different aspects of national and global policy, and challenges to measles vaccination.
M. Elizabeth Halloran, University of Washington
M. Elizabeth Halloran, University of Washington
Matthew Ferrari, Pennsylvania State University
James Goodson, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination — Worldwide
Saad Omer, Emory University
Vaccine Refusal and Herd Immunity for Measles