Estimated acceptance of HPV vaccination among Italian women aged 18–26 yearsArchived
The low immunisation rate reported highlights the difficulties of reaching young adult women.
Giambi C, Donati S, Declich S, Salmaso S, Degli Atti ML, Alibrandi MP, Brezzi S, Carozzi F, Collina N, Franchi D, Lattanzi A, Meda M, Minna MC, Nannini R, Scherillo I, Bella A; the PreGio Working Group. Vaccine. 2011 Oct 26;29(46):8373-8380.
The low immunisation rate reported highlights the difficulties of reaching young adult women. However, coverage rates observed in the primary target population in Italy, i.e. 11-year-old girls, of HPV vaccination campaign, currently around 64%, are also far from the objective of 95% coverage established for this age group. The results of this study emphasise therefore that it would be premature to extend the active free-of-charge offer of HPV vaccination to older women and that efforts should be focused on the priority target.
Extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea: risk of further dissemination within and across Europe
1 Apr 2019 - ECDC comment on the study 'Detection in the United Kingdom of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae FC428 clone, with ceftriaxone resistance and intermediate resistance to azithromycin, October to December 2018' by Eyre et al. in the Eurosurveillance edition of 7 March 2019.
Conclusions of the twentieth IHR Emergency Committee do not change the ECDC risk assessment for Europe concerning polio
11 Mar 2019 - Statement of the twentieth IHR Emergency Committee Regarding the International Spread of Poliovirus, 1 March 2019
WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2019–2020 northern hemisphere season
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