Media surveillance may combat vax myths

Members of the Vaccine Confidence Project believe the application could help health officials respond more quickly and effectively to a loss of public confidence in vaccination before it results in immunisation refusals and disease outbreaks.

The system enables researchers to find and monitor up-to-the-minute public concerns and rumours about vaccines originating in 144 countries, including Australia.

It builds on the capacity of HealthMap, an online surveillance