La vaccinazione universale contro la varicella in Italia: una questione di equità

Translated title of the contribution: Universal vaccination against varicella in Italy: the same opportunity for all children

Giovanni Gabutti, Chiara Azzari, Paolo Bonanni, Michele Conversano, Susanna Esposito, Rosa Prato, Rocco Russo, Alberto E ugenio Tozzi, Giovanni Vitali Rosati, Alessandro Zanetti, Gianvincenzo Zuccotti, Elisabetta Franco

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Abstract

Varicella is an infectious disease still frequent in Italy, where 8 out 20 Regions have adopted universal vaccination programs starting from 2003. Accordingly to National Vaccination Plan, all Regions should introduce universal varicella vaccination in 2015. An independent multidisciplinary group of experts met to discuss some debated questions. The available evidence of varicella vaccine efficacy in the 8 Regions was evaluated and the evidence of safety of monovalent and combined varicella vaccines are presented. The strategy for introducing universal varicella vaccine in the pediatric immunization schedule is discussed. The expert group concludes that available evidence supports the active offer of varicella vaccine in all Italian Regions and that catch up programs for susceptible cohorts should be encouraged.

Translated title of the contributionUniversal vaccination against varicella in Italy: the same opportunity for all children
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)115-127
Number of pages13
JournalIgiene e sanità pubblica
Volume71
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

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    Gabutti, G., Azzari, C., Bonanni, P., Conversano, M., Esposito, S., Prato, R., Russo, R., Tozzi, A. E. U., Vitali Rosati, G., Zanetti, A., Zuccotti, G., & Franco, E. (2015). La vaccinazione universale contro la varicella in Italia: una questione di equità. Igiene e sanità pubblica, 71(1), 115-127.