Siti Internet e social media per la diffusione di un'informazione completa e verificabile in tema di vaccinazioni in una regione d'Italia: l'esperienza di "Vaccinarsi in Lazio".

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Internet sites and social media for the dissemination of complete and verifiable information on vaccinations in a region of Italy: the experience of "Vaccinarsi in Lazio".

Stefania Boccia, Gianfranco Damiani, Angelo Maria Pezzullo, Pasquale Cacciatore, Elettra Carini, Vittoria Colamesta, Adriano Grossi, Paolo Parente, Elisabetta De Vito, Paolo Villari, Andrea Poscia, G Adamo, GL D’Alò, Soccio P De, F Kheiraoui, Massimi Azzurra, MB Michelazzo, A Rosso, Palombi Leonardo, Spadea Antonietta

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] INTRODUCTION Getting vaccinated in Lazio is one of the regional web portals that revolve around the VaccinarSì site. Born from the collaboration between institutions, regions, universities, local health companies and scientific societies, this site brings together experts active at regional level on the topic of vaccine protection. The objective of this initiative is to provide citizens and health workers, in particular in the Lazio Region, with complete, understandable and verifiable information, such as to facilitate decisions and discussion on this issue beyond commonplaces, myths and false science . MATERIALS AND METHODS The Vaccinarsi in Lazio website contains five main sections (Vaccinations in Lazio, Science and Knowledge, Useful Info, Highlights, Contact Us). The portal makes use of the work of a technical staff (mainly composed of doctors in specialist training in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine) and a technical-scientific committee, in addition to the collaboration of a panel of experts of high scientific value. In addition, the facebook ™ and twitter ™ pages have been set up which relaunch the content on the site on social media.RESULTS Although it has only been online since April 2018, the portal has published over 100 web pages on various aspects related to vaccinations. The site includes: an information sheet for each vaccine-preventable disease and for each respective vaccine, a subsection of the advantages and real risks of vaccinations, one against disinformation and one on international travel. Furthermore, in the "Useful info" section you will find the page on vaccination clinics in the area, which was the most visited web page after the homepage. Finally, the site updates users on events and news of national and regional relevance on the vaccination topic. CONCLUSION Getting vaccinated in Lazio is part of the world of correct information on the topic of vaccinations that has involved bodies, institutions and experts in protecting the web in order to protect citizens from decisions that are dangerous for their health. In this context, an element of innovation is given by the proximity to the territory which makes it easier to grasp the emerging problems and training needs of citizens. The authors' opinion is that initiatives such as this are a valid method to combat the worrying phenomenon of skepticism towards vaccinations.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Internet sites and social media for the dissemination of complete and verifiable information on vaccinations in a region of Italy: the experience of "Vaccinarsi in Lazio".
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationAtti del 51° Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Igiene, Medicina Preventiva e Sanità Pubblica (SItI) “I primi 40 anni del Servizio Sanitario Nazionale: il contributo dell’igiene alla salute e all’equità”
Pages467
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event51° Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Igiene, Medicina Preventiva e Sanità Pubblica (SItI) “I primi 40 anni del Servizio Sanitario Nazionale: il contributo dell’igiene alla salute e all’equità” - Riva del Garda Centro Congressi
Duration: 17 Oct 201820 Oct 2018

Conference

Conference51° Congresso Nazionale della Società Italiana di Igiene, Medicina Preventiva e Sanità Pubblica (SItI) “I primi 40 anni del Servizio Sanitario Nazionale: il contributo dell’igiene alla salute e all’equità”
CityRiva del Garda Centro Congressi
Period17/10/1820/10/18

Keywords

  • vaccini

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