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hesitation

[‚hez·ə′tā·shən]
(computer science)
A brief automatic suspension of the operations of a main program in order to perform all or part of another operation, such as rapid transmission of data to or from a peripheral unit.
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The World Health Organization has identified vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health in 2019.
The Unicef has deployed about 500 communicators to prepare printed material to overcome vaccine hesitancy but they were also assigned operational tasks, leaving them with little time to perform their primary task of wooing people on immunisation.
The World Health Organization has named vaccine hesitancy as one of the top 10 threats to global health in 2019, confirming that work needs to be done to ameliorate this threat.
Serendipitously, it is being conducted in the same year that the World Health Organization declared vaccine hesitancy (a planned delay in, or refusal of vaccination) as one of the top 10 threats to global health.
There is indeed a growing "vaccine hesitancy" among parents not only in the Philippines but in a lot of other countries, including the US and the UK.
Comments from surveyors reflected a perceived hesitancy among potential buyers and sellers, due to the political impasse.
Comments from surveyors reflected a perceived hesitancy amongst potential purchasers and sellers, due to the political impasse.
He also added that hesitancy was the reason behind the loss.
Public health officials attribute recent outbreaks in developed countries to vaccine hesitancy, a phenomenon as old as vaccines themselves.
Presently, vaccine hesitancy stands as the major nocuous hinderance to polio eradication efforts by Pakistan's Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI).
The health chief admitted that vaccine hesitancy, or the reluctance or even outright refusal, of parents to have their children vaccinated, as one of the main reasons for the recent measles outbreak in some regions of the country.