BMC Public Health
(Accessed 23 September 2017)
Heterogeneity in coverage for measles and varicella vaccination in toddlers – analysis of factors influencing parental acceptance
In 2004, routine varicella vaccination was introduced in Germany for children aged 11–14 months. Routine measles vaccination had already been introduced in 1973 for the same age group, but coverage is still to… Vaccination rates differed between regions, with rates constantly higher in Würzburg. Within each region, vaccination rates were lower for varicella than for measles. Measles vaccination status was mainly dependent upon socio-demographic factors (attendance at a childcare unit, parental school education), whereas for the more recently introduced varicella vaccination recommendation by the physician had the strongest impact. Hence, different strategies are needed to further improve vaccination rates for both diseases.
Christine Hagemann, Andrea Streng, Alexander Kraemer and Johannes G. Liese
BMC Public Health 2017 17:724
Published on: 19 September 2017