A survey conducted in Italy describes the current regional policies on pneumococcal conjugate (PNC), meningococcal C (MEN-C) and varicella vaccination. All regions returned the data: 20 provide free-of-charge PNC vaccination to high risk groups and 9 also to all infants; 17 provide free-of-charge men-C vaccination to high-risk groups and 9 also to all infants; 79 provide free-of-charge varicella vaccination to high-risk groups, three also to all children. Vaccination strategies for PNC, MEN-C and varicella vaccinations are not homogeneous in Italy. Further efforts are needed in order to guarantee immunization of high risk groups and to harmonise policies. To evaluate the impact of Regional policies, surveillance of vaccination coverage and preventable diseases should also be improved.
|Translated title of the contribution||Anti-pneumococcal, anti-meningococcal and anti-varicella present Italian regional policies|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Medico e Bambino|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 29 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health