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[Alert for meningitis in Palermo? Successful strategies to counteract the impact of mass media]

  • Autori: Ventura, G.; Restivo, V.; Costantino, C.; Casuccio, N.; D'Angelo, C.; Stefanelli, P.; Casuccio, A.; Vitale, F.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2017
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Following two invasive meningococcal disease cases among twenties, general population overloaded vaccination Units of the Palermo's District during summer 2016. Sicilian Health Authorities adopted several public health strategies including: a) active meningococcal vaccination free of charge for people from 18 up to 30 years of age, b) information in crowded places and rapid communication by media. An increase in anti-meningococcal vaccination doses administered (+868%) as well as in anti-dTp and HPV vaccination (+41% and +8%, respectively) due to a further catch-up was observed.