FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

ECDC studies reasons for vaccine hesitancy

ECDC seeks to further understand vaccine hesitancy | Courtesy of myvmc.org
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control recently released a report with evidence to help health professionals better understand the vaccine hesitancy within the E.U./European Economic Area nations.

An important public health challenge is detecting and solving concerns of people who have concerns and feel hesitant about vaccines. If the medical industry doesn’t address these issues, the success of current vaccination programs could be at risk.

The report identifies hesitant population groups within Europe, what the barriers and enablers are to vaccination uptake for these groups, and what is understood about successful targets with these populations, particularly interventions from health care providers. The goal is to motivate the hesitant groups of people to accept vaccines without any further concerns.

The report was part of the pre-conference workshop about vaccine hesitancy that was hosted by the European Public Health Conference Thursday in Milan, Italy. The goal of the workshop was to discover ways to motivate hesitant people to accept vaccinations, and professionals used current evidence to develop concrete examples of vaccinations for childhood and human papillomavirus.

The conference included the European Public Health Association Section on Infectious Disease Control and the Italian Society of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health.

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