The COVID-19 pandemic has affected national healthcare systems worldwide, with around 282 million cumulative confirmed cases reported in over 220 countries and territories as of the end of 2021. The Italian National Health System was heavily...
The COVID-19 global pandemic is having a widespread impact on medical care. A general reduction, in routine vaccination activities, could occur. In Tuscany (Central Italy), paediatricians (in agreement with the regional health service) administer...
Background: COVID-19 pandemic was responsible for disrupting routine immunization activities all over the world. Aim of the study was to investigate the reduced adherence to the national children vaccination schedule during the lockdown period...
Maintain and increase vaccination coverage in children, adolescents, adults and elderly people: Let's avoid adding epidemics to the pandemic: Appeal from the Board of the Vaccination Calendar for Life in Italy: Maintain and increase coverage also by re-organizing vaccination services and reassuring the population
The Board of the Vaccination Calendar for Life (Bonanni et al., 2014, 2017) , ), a coalition of four major scientific and professional societies of public health physicians, pediatricians and general practitioners in Italy, made an appeal to...
In Italy, in 2016, we conducted a cross-sectional survey to estimate vaccine hesitancy and investigate its determinants among parents of children aged 16-36 months. Data on parental attitudes and beliefs about vaccinations were collected through a...
Objectives: Protective antibodies levels, induced by Hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccine, persist for long-term after primary immunization, but there is evidence that, as the time since vaccination increases, there is a reduced ability to maintain...
Hepatitis A is a common infectious disease worldwide that was endemic in many regions of Southern Italy, such as Apulia region. After a large hepatitis A outbreak occurred between 1996 and 1997, in Apulia an active-free immunization program that was...
After WHO European Region determined the 2005 - 2010 Strategic Plan for measles elimination, the number of reported measles cases in Europe fell dramatically. This decrease is related to the vaccination strategy carried out by European countries....
BACKGROUND: Universal hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccination of newborn babies was introduced in Italy in 1991 and was extended to 12-years-old children for the first 12 years of application so as to cover in a dozen years the Italian population aged...
Dear all Greetings from KVG team and wish to share the following with the viewers for needful. Write-up As per World Health Organization (WHO) there is "no evidence" t
Dear All, So pleased to share the great news that yesterday, the World Health Assembly adopted a resolution on improving the transparency of markets for medicines, vaccines and other health
As WHO and UNICEF are collecting the JRF for the year 2015, results are showing that there were still 11 countries (out of 53) in the WHO EURO Region declaring not to have a National Immunization T
Dear Colleagues, Please visit www.polioeradication.org for regular updates on the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Note that all data in this report refers to 01 March 2011. The French vers
1. WHY IS THE COLD CHAIN TOO COLD? Soren Spanner, WHO/SEARO, kindly posts the file of his recent presentation at the Asia-Pacific Regional Working Group Briefing, March 2001. The findings of a multi
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