Irish people's trust in vaccines is below the global average.
A report by the Wellcome Trust looked at over 140 countries and found 79% of people think vaccines are safe.
The level of trust in them is at 74% in Ireland, and just 59% in western Europe overall.
The study says public mistrust in vaccines has led to a step backwards in fighting deadly but preventable infectious diseases.
Vaccines are vital – they prevent disease, save countless lives and cut healthcare costs. But they are often misunderstood.— Wellcome (@wellcometrust) June 14, 2019
So, what exactly are they, how do they work and why are they important? 🤔👉 https://t.co/cFFkt0hNG0 | @gavi | #VaccinesWork pic.twitter.com/jEMF8ikytD