Healthcare workers role in keeping MMR vaccination uptake high in Europe: a review of evidence.

  title={Healthcare workers role in keeping MMR vaccination uptake high in Europe: a review of evidence.},
  author={Beninati Simone and P Carrillo-Santisteve and P. L. Lopalco},
  journal={Euro surveillance : bulletin Europeen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin},
  volume={17 26}
Measles is a highly contagious and potentially fatal disease. Europe is far from the 95% coverage rates necessary for elimination of the disease, although a safe and cost-effective vaccine is available. We reviewed the literature on studies carried out in European countries from January 1991 to September 2011 on knowledge, attitudes and practices of health professionals towards measles vaccination and on how health professionals have an impact on parental vaccination choices. Both quantitative… CONTINUE READING
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