Healthcare workers’ vaccination at European and Italian level: a narrative review: Updates of vaccination coverages of HCWs

Healthcare workers’ vaccination at European and Italian level: a narrative review

Updates of vaccination coverages of HCWs

Authors

  • Raffaele Squeri Department of Biomedical Sciences and Morphological and Functional Images, University of Messina, Messina, Italy
  • Angela Di Pietro Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, University of Messina, Messina, 98125, Italy
  • Vincenza La Fauci Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, University of Messina, Messina, 98125, Italy
  • Cristina Genovese Postgraduate Medical School in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Department of Biomedical and Dental Sciences and Morphofunctional Imaging, University of Messina, Messina, 98125, Italy

Keywords:

healthcare workers, vaccination, coverage

Abstract

Today some vaccine-preventable diseases remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide despite the availability of new vaccines. Healthcare workers are particularly at risk to acquire an infection disease, playing a fundamental role in nosocomial transmission, which makes them an important target group for vaccination. The vaccination recommendations of HCWs, as well as the general population, differ from country to country. Furthermore, coverage rates vary widely a lot over the world, making HCWs vulnerable to disease and so healthcare settings to outbreaks.  The motivations of vaccine hesitancy are many and maybe other studies would help policymakers and stake-holders to shape programs to improve vaccination coverage and the control of infectious diseases through the correct application of guidelines on prevention.

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Published

13-09-2019

How to Cite

1.
Squeri R, Di Pietro A, La Fauci V, Genovese C. Healthcare workers’ vaccination at European and Italian level: a narrative review: Updates of vaccination coverages of HCWs. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2019 Sep. 13 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];90(9-S):45-53. Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/8703