Influenza vaccination coverage in Lombardy Region: a twenty-year trend analysis (1999-2019)

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Deanna Rossi https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2192-6967
Roberto Croci
Paola Affanni
Anna Odone
Carlo Signorelli

Keywords

PAROLE CHIAVE Vaccini, immunizzazione, copertura vaccinale, influenza, Lombardia, Italia KEY WORDS Vaccines, immunization, vaccination coverage rate, influenza, Lombardy, Italy

Abstract

Recent events and phenomena, such as A(H1N1) pandemic in 2009, “Fluad case” (2014-2015) and
the spread of vaccine hesitancy, affected influenza vaccination coverage rates in Italy. In this study, the annual
coverage rates in Lombardy Region and in Italy (from 1999-2000 season) have been critically described and
compared. Regarding both the general population and the elderly over-65s, Lombardy’s coverages always
remained consistently below the national average. However, declines and peaks occurred simultaneously. The
current slight recovery, both at national and regional level, is not sufficient. Coverages are still widely below
the recommended thresholds.

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