Moving towards compulsory vaccination: The Italian experience

Walter Ricciardi, Stefania Boccia*, Roberta Siliquini

*Autore corrispondente per questo lavoro

Risultato della ricerca: Contributo in rivistaEditoriale in rivista / quotidiano

8 Citazioni (Scopus)


Vaccine hesitancy is a phenomenon that has increased widely in the last few years, in the Europe and in the USA, giving its consequences on vaccine coverage rates. The decrease in those rates caused an enormous spread of preventable infections that were quite rare in the past years, or, at least, presented mild consequences. Since immunization is an issue of coverage rates, the European Council prompted the National Health Authorities to face the challenge of reaching the target of 95% of the population, set by European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), through the implementation of effective vaccination policies. In Italy, coverage rates have been decreasing in the last few years. In 2016, the following coverage rates at 24 months for birth cohort 2014 have been reported by Italian...
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)2-3
Numero di pagine2
RivistaEuropean Journal of Public Health
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018


  • Health care
  • Public Health
  • vaccine


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