Febbraio 2008 - Volume XXVII - numero 2

Medico e Bambino


Focus

Attuali politiche vaccinali in Italia per pneumococco, meningococco e varicella

Figli di un dio minore: cosa è cambiato?

ROSARIO CAVALLO

Pediatra di famiglia, Salice Salentino (Lecce)

Indirizzo per corrispondenza: cavallorosario@alice.it

CHILDREN OF A MINOR GOD: WHAT HAS CHANGED?

Key words: Heptavalent pneumococcal vaccine, Meningococcal vaccine, Chickenpox vaccine, Measles-rubella-mumps vaccine, Measles epidemy, Meningitidis

Several “new” vaccines are available nowadays and many other are getting ready. Vaccines are important health tools with a mainly high technological level and have a positive result on the individual protection against a lot of diseases. However, the Public Health level imposes a careful evaluation of the “population” effects which may come from an extensive use of these vaccines or from an interference with vaccination programmes of priority importance. In the region of Puglia (Italy), which adopted active and free heptavalent pneumococcal, meningococcal and chickenpox vaccines for all the new-borns, the cover rates for measles, rubella and mumps vaccines are still insufficient, even if the extraordinary vaccination campaign has been adopted after the measles epidemy in 2002-2003. Therefore, an underlying contradiction is going on: alongside the largest public proposal ever made by an Italian region in the “new” vaccine field, there is still the risk that disastrous epidemic events arising from “old” diseases recur.

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Rosario Cavallo
Attuali politiche vaccinali in Italia per pneumococco, meningococco e varicella

Figli di un dio minore: cosa è cambiato?
. Medico e Bambino 2008;27(2):87 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0802_087.pdf

Focus

Vaccinazioni anti-pneumoccocco, anti-menigococco e anti-varicella. Le attuali politiche regionali

VALERIA ALFONSI, FORTUNATO PAOLO D’ANCONA, MARTA LUISA CIOFI DEGLI ATTI

Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Centro Nazionale di Epidemiologia, Sorveglianza e Promozione della Salute, Reparto di Epidemiologia delle Malattie Infettive

Indirizzo per corrispondenza: marta.ciofi@iss.it

ANTI-PNEUMOCOCCAL, ANTI-MENINGOCOCCAL AND ANTI-VARICELLA PRESENT ITALIAN REGIONAL POLICIES

Key words: Italian regional policies, Surveillance, Anti-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, Anti-meningococcal C vaccine, Anti-varicella vaccine

A survey conducted in Italy describes the current regional policies on pneumococcal conjugate (PNC), meningococcal C (MEN-C) and varicella vaccination. All regions returned the data: 20 provide free-of-charge PNC vaccination to high risk groups and 9 also to all infants; 17 provide free-of-charge men-C vaccination to high-risk groups and 9 also to all infants; 19 provide free-of-charge varicella vaccination to high-risk groups, three also to all children. Vaccination strategies for PNC, MEN-C and varicella vaccinations are not homogeneous in Italy. Further efforts are needed in order to guarantee immunization of high risk groups and to harmonise policies. To evaluate the impact of Regional policies, surveillance of vaccination coverage and preventable diseases should also be improved.

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Valeria Alfonsi, Fortunato Paolo D'Ancona, Marta Luisa Ciofi degli Atti Vaccinazioni anti-pneumoccocco, anti-menigococco e anti-varicella. Le attuali politiche regionali
. Medico e Bambino 2008;27(2):87 https://www.medicoebambino.com/?id=0802_087.pdf


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