Dall'obbligo alla "raccomandazione" delle vaccinazioni: ovvero dalla raccomandazione all'"obbligo" di presidiare le nuove fonti di informazione.

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] From the obligation to the "recommendation" of vaccinations: or from the recommendation to the "obligation" to supervise new sources of information.

Antonio De Belvis, Gualtiero Ricciardi, Umberto Moscato, Andrea Poscia, Alessio Santoro

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Incorrect information concerning health can lead citizens to negative choices that, in the case of vaccinations, can have repercussions not only on the individual, but on the entire community. The growing influence of the new media can, if not properly manned, expand this risk. The purpose of the work is to quantify the information available on the internet on the subject of vaccinations to implement new prevention strategies. In January 2012, a systematic review of the Italian web pages on the risks related to vaccination was carried out. The first 100 results provided by the 9 most used search engines were combined, comparing the pages in favor and those against (CHI2; p <0.05). The keywords used were vaccines; vaccinations; risks; dangers; side effects; damage; tips. Of the 144 pages analyzed, 67%, often in the first positions, is against vaccines and among these 24% is written by doctors. Institutional sites, always favorable, recur only in 12%, occupying less important positions. The contrary pages differ from the favorable ones for: recourse to emotional images and negative personal experiences, advertising purposes (sale of books / prescription of alternative medicines). The main criticisms are: ineffectiveness, poor security, economic interests. The notable presence on the Web of "anti-vaccinationist" movements that invite, often through social media, the boycott of vaccinations associated with the relatively scarce availability of information from accredited organizations or institutions, underlines the urgency of developing health education campaigns, including through the new media, on these issues.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] From the obligation to the "recommendation" of vaccinations: or from the recommendation to the "obligation" to supervise new sources of information.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationConvegno "Castelbrando 6: promuovere la salute per concorrere al superamento della crisi"
PagesN/A
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventCastelbrando 6: Promuovere la salute per concorrere al superamento della crisi - Cison di Valmarino
Duration: 30 May 201331 May 2013

Conference

ConferenceCastelbrando 6: Promuovere la salute per concorrere al superamento della crisi
CityCison di Valmarino
Period30/5/1331/5/13

Keywords

  • Vaccinazioni
  • mass-media

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