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dc.contributor.authorHübschen, Judith
dc.contributor.authorMaltezou, Helena C.en
dc.contributor.authorBotelho-Nevers, Elisabethen
dc.contributor.authorBrantsæter, Arne B.en
dc.contributor.authorCarlsson, Rose-Marieen
dc.contributor.authorHeininger, Ulrichen
dc.contributor.authorJosefsdottir, Kamilla S.en
dc.contributor.authorKassianos, Georgeen
dc.contributor.authorKyncl, Janen
dc.contributor.authorLedda, Caterinaen
dc.contributor.authorMedić, Snežanaen
dc.contributor.authorNitsch-Osuch, Anetaen
dc.contributor.authorde Lejarazu, Raul Ortizen
dc.contributor.authorTheodoridou, Mariaen
dc.contributor.authorVan Damme, Pierreen
dc.contributor.authorvan Essen, Gerrit A.en
dc.contributor.authorWicker, Sabineen
dc.contributor.authorWiedermann, Ursulaen
dc.contributor.authorPoland, Gregory A.en
dc.contributor.authorVaccination Policies for HCP in Europe Study Groupen
dc.contributor.authorKoliou, Mariaen
dc.creatorHübschen, Judith
dc.creatorMaltezou, Helena C.en
dc.creatorBotelho-Nevers, Elisabethen
dc.creatorBrantsæter, Arne B.en
dc.creatorCarlsson, Rose-Marieen
dc.creatorHeininger, Ulrichen
dc.creatorJosefsdottir, Kamilla S.en
dc.creatorKassianos, Georgeen
dc.creatorKyncl, Janen
dc.creatorLedda, Caterinaen
dc.creatorMedić, Snežanaen
dc.creatorNitsch-Osuch, Anetaen
dc.creatorde Lejarazu, Raul Ortizen
dc.creatorTheodoridou, Mariaen
dc.creatorVan Damme, Pierreen
dc.creatorvan Essen, Gerrit A.en
dc.creatorWicker, Sabineen
dc.creatorWiedermann, Ursulaen
dc.creatorPoland, Gregory A.en
dc.creatorVaccination Policies for HCP in Europe Study Groupen
dc.creatorKoliou, Mariaen
dc.description.abstractWe investigated and compared current national vaccination policies for health-care personnel (HCP) in Europe with results from our previous survey. Data from 36 European countries were collected using the same methodology as in 2011. National policies for HCP immunization were in place in all countries. There were significant differences in terms of number of vaccinations, target HCP and healthcare settings, and implementation regulations (recommended or mandatory vaccinations). Vaccination policies against hepatitis B and seasonal influenza were present in 35 countries each. Policies for vaccination of HCP against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella existed in 28, 24, 25 and 19 countries, respectivelyen
dc.description.abstractand against tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and poliomyelitis in 21, 20, 19, and 18 countries, respectively. Recommendations for hepatitis A immunization existed in 17 countries, and against meningococcus B, meningococcus C, meningococcus A, C, W, Y, and tuberculosis in 10, 8, 17, and 7 countries, respectively. Mandatory vaccination policies were found in 13 countries and were a pre-requisite for employment in ten. Comparing the vaccination programs of the 30 European countries that participated in the 2011 survey, we found that more countries had national vaccination policies against measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis A, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, pertussis, meningococcus C and/or meningococcus A, C, W, Yen
dc.description.abstractand more of these implemented mandatory vaccination policies for HCP. In conclusion, European countries now have more comprehensive national vaccination programs for HCP, however there are still gaps. Given the recent large outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases in Europe and the occupational risk for HCP, vaccination policies need to be expanded and strengthened in several European countries. Overall, vaccination policies for HCP in Europe should be periodically re-evaluated in order to provide optimal protection against vaccine-preventable diseases and infection control within healthcare facilities for HCP and patients.en
dc.titleVaccination of healthcare personnel in Europe: Update to current policiesen
dc.description.endingpage7584Ιατρική Σχολή / Medical SchoolΙατρική Σχολή / Medical School
dc.contributor.orcidMaltezou, Helena C. [0000-0003-0264-3547]
dc.contributor.orcidLedda, Caterina [0000-0003-0739-8798]

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