Organisation of preventive child health services: Key to socio-economic equity in vaccine uptake?

CONCLUSIONS: This study suggests that the organisation of preventive health care in special units, 'well-baby' clinics, facilitates vaccine uptake among children with low SES in a Nordic welfare context. PMID: 31096860 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Scand J Public Health Source Type: research

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We appreciate the commentary from Michaud et al, particularly for pointing out the French vaccine guidelines ’ recommendations for measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, pneumococcal, influenza, and hepatitis A vaccines. In our article,1 we primarily relied on the recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)2 and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA ) guidelines,3 which are mostly in agreement with the French guidelines. We agree with Michaud et al that strengthening the patient-doctor relationship and emphasizing the importance of physicians offering vaccines a...
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We appreciate the commentary from Michaud et al, particularly for pointing out the French vaccine guidelines ’ recommendations for measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, pneumococcal, influenza, and hepatitis A vaccines. In our article,1 we primarily relied on the recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)2 and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA ) guidelines,3 which are mostly in agreement with the French guidelines. We agree with Michaud et al that strengthening the patient-doctor relationship and emphasizing the importance of physicians offering vaccines a...
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
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