Impact of a regional Hib vaccination programme in Italy

Giovanni Gallo, Marta Luisa Ciofi Degli Atti, Marina Cerquetti, Cinzia Piovesan, Alberto Eugenio Tozzi, Stefania Salmaso

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In the Veneto region of Italy, a coverage of 26% for Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) primary vaccination in 1-year-old children plus a 31-53% catch-up coverage in children 1-4 years of age resulted in a 91% reduction of Hib invasive disease in children

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-995
Number of pages3
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 2002


  • Catch-up
  • Hib
  • Vaccination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • veterinary(all)

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