THE PATH TOWARDS UNIVERSAL VARICELLA VACCINATION

MEETING REPORT 2019

The Working Group raised several areas that need to be explored in more detail with necessary actions taken to achieve increased varicella vaccination rates across Europe. Vaccine hesitancy is growing and pharmacists, GPs and physicians must play a critical role in trying to convince undecided or wavering parents to vaccinate their children. HCPs should aim at both the mind and the soul by providing the parents with the information necessary on one hand and by sharing real stories on the other to increase vaccination uptake while they utilize social media to overcome the lack of communication between the doctors and the public. 

(Organised at the 11th Excellence in Pediatrics Conference, on December 5, 2019)

 

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