Immunization of high-risk paediatric populations: Central European Vaccination Awareness Group recommendations

Darko Richter, Ioana Anca, Francis E. André, Mustafa Bakir, Roman Chlibek, Milan Čižman, Atanas Mangarov, Zsófia Mészner, Marko Pokorn, Roman Prymula, Nuran Salman, Pavol Šimurka, Eda Tamm, Goran Tešović, Ingrid Urbančíková, Vytautas Usonis, Jacek Wysocki, Dace Zavadska

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Abstract

Over the last decade, childhood immunization has substantially reduced morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases. However, particular paediatric risk groups, such as those with comorbidities, may not be adequately vaccinated despite being more susceptible to complications and death from certain infectious diseases. This may be due to lack of immunization recommendations, lack of awareness, or incomplete adherence to existing guidelines. Furthermore, recommendations for immunization can be inconsistent across Europe. An expanded initiative from the Central European Vaccination Awareness Group aims to raise awareness of the different high-risk paediatric groups, differentiate them according to their specific risk, and formalise a guidance statement for the immunization of each population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)801-815
Number of pages15
JournalExpert Review of Vaccines
Volume13
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

Keywords*

  • Central Europe
  • high-risk
  • immunization
  • paediatric
  • recommendations

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine
  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database

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