L’emergenza meningite a Palermo? Strategie organizzative di successo per contrastare una “epidemia mediatica”

Translated title of the contribution: Alert for meningitis in Palermo?: Successful strategies to counteract the impact of mass media

Gianmarco Ventura, Vincenzo Restivo, Claudio Costantino, Nicolò Casuccio, Claudio D'Angelo, Paola Stefanelli, Alessandra Casuccio, Francesco Vitale

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Abstract

Following two invasive meningococcal disease cases among twenties, general population overloaded vaccination Units of the Palermo's District during summer 2016. Sicilian Health Authorities adopted several public health strategies including: a) active meningococcal vaccination free of charge for people from 18 up to 30 years of age, b) information in crowded places and rapid communication by media. An increase in anti-meningococcal vaccination doses administered (+868%) as well as in anti-dTp and HPV vaccination (+41% and +8%, respectively) due to a further catch-up was observed.

Translated title of the contributionAlert for meningitis in Palermo?: Successful strategies to counteract the impact of mass media
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)533-543
Number of pages11
JournalIgiene e Sanita Pubblica
Volume73
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Feb 13 2018

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