Updates on COVID-19 control and vaccination campaigns (COVID-19 and non COVID-19)

Updates on COVID-19 control and vaccination campaigns (COVID-19 and non COVID-19)

Authors

  • Carlo Signorelli School of Medicine, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy
  • Anna Odone Department of Public Health, Experimental and Forensic Medicine, University of Pavia, 27100 Pavia, Italy

Keywords:

COVID-19, COVID-19 control and vaccination campaigns

Abstract

Years 2020 and 2021 have been a historic turning point in Italian and international vaccination policies (1). In fact, on the one hand, during the most violent phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a drop in the immunization programmes of the National Immunization Prevention Plan 2017-19 (2), on the other hand, mass immunization campaigns against SARS-CoV-2 had an unexpected success, especially in our country. COVID-19 vaccine coverage rate of around 90% in subjects over 12-year allowed us to be among the first countries in Europe, with significant reductions in severe forms of COVID-19 as early as the summer of 2021 (3). [...]

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01-10-2021

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Updates on COVID-19 control and vaccination campaigns (COVID-19 and non COVID-19). Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2021 Oct. 1 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];92(S6):e2021550. Available from: https://mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/14737

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