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Experts’ opinion for improving global adolescent vaccination rates: a call to action

Experts’ opinion for improving global adolescent vaccination rates: a call to action
Experts’ opinion for improving global adolescent vaccination rates: a call to action
Worldwide, lifestyle and resource disparities among adolescents contribute to unmet health needs, which have crucial present and future public health implications for both adolescents and broader communities. Risk of infection among adolescents is amplified by biological, behavioral, and environmental factors; however, infectious diseases to which adolescents are susceptible are often preventable with vaccines. Beyond these concerns, there is a lack of knowledge regarding adolescent vaccination and disease risk among parents and adolescents, which can contribute to low vaccine uptake. Promising efforts have been made to improve adolescent vaccination by programs with motivational drivers and comprehensive communication with the public. In May 2017, a multidisciplinary group of experts met in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to discuss adolescent vaccine uptake, as part of an educational initiative called the Advancing Adolescent Health Spring Forum. This article presents consensus opinions resulting from the meeting, which pertain to the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among adolescents, reasons for low vaccine uptake, and common characteristics of successful strategies for improving adolescent vaccination.

Conclusion: There is an urgent “call to action,” particularly targeting healthcare providers and public health authorities, for the prioritization of adolescent vaccination as a necessary element of preventive healthcare in this age group.
Adolescence, Immunization, Preventive healthcare, Vaccination, Vaccine-preventable diseases
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Azzari, Chiara, Diez-Domingo, Javier, Eisenstein, Evelyn, Faust, Saul, Konstantopoulos, Andreas, Marshall, Gary S., Rodrigues, Fernanda, Schwarz, Tino F. and Weil-Olivier, Catherine (2020) Experts’ opinion for improving global adolescent vaccination rates: a call to action. European Journal of Pediatrics, 179 (4), 547-553. (doi:10.1007/s00431-019-03511-8).

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Worldwide, lifestyle and resource disparities among adolescents contribute to unmet health needs, which have crucial present and future public health implications for both adolescents and broader communities. Risk of infection among adolescents is amplified by biological, behavioral, and environmental factors; however, infectious diseases to which adolescents are susceptible are often preventable with vaccines. Beyond these concerns, there is a lack of knowledge regarding adolescent vaccination and disease risk among parents and adolescents, which can contribute to low vaccine uptake. Promising efforts have been made to improve adolescent vaccination by programs with motivational drivers and comprehensive communication with the public. In May 2017, a multidisciplinary group of experts met in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to discuss adolescent vaccine uptake, as part of an educational initiative called the Advancing Adolescent Health Spring Forum. This article presents consensus opinions resulting from the meeting, which pertain to the burden of vaccine-preventable diseases among adolescents, reasons for low vaccine uptake, and common characteristics of successful strategies for improving adolescent vaccination.

Conclusion: There is an urgent “call to action,” particularly targeting healthcare providers and public health authorities, for the prioritization of adolescent vaccination as a necessary element of preventive healthcare in this age group.

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 October 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 18 February 2020
Keywords: Adolescence, Immunization, Preventive healthcare, Vaccination, Vaccine-preventable diseases

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Local EPrints ID: 438548
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/438548
ISSN: 0340-6199
PURE UUID: 6f805a6a-62c8-4894-8ad2-193f87352f45
ORCID for Saul Faust: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-3410-7642

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Date deposited: 16 Mar 2020 17:30
Last modified: 26 Nov 2021 05:15

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Author: Chiara Azzari
Author: Javier Diez-Domingo
Author: Evelyn Eisenstein
Author: Saul Faust ORCID iD
Author: Andreas Konstantopoulos
Author: Gary S. Marshall
Author: Fernanda Rodrigues
Author: Tino F. Schwarz
Author: Catherine Weil-Olivier

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