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 contribution||Alert for meningitis in Palermo?: Successful strategies to counteract the impact of mass media|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Igiene e Sanita Pubblica|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 13 2018|