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Title: Factors influencing infant and adolescent vaccine uptake in Flanders, Belgium
Authors: Theeten, Heidi
Lefevere, Eva
Vandermeulen, Corinne
Van Damme, Pierre
Hens, Niel
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Manfredi, Piero; D'Onofrio, Alberto (Ed.). Modeling the Interplay Between Human Behavior and the Spread of Infectious Diseases, p. 43-55
Abstract: This chapter focuses on the deteminants of a number of immunization programme outcomes in Flanders (Belgium), such as vaccine initiation and uptake; completion of the vaccination schedule and compliance to official validity criteria. These were assessed in both infant and adolescent age groups. Three main groups of potential influencing factors are looked at: (1)individual background variables; (2)family level variables; (3)external factors such as the governmental vaccination programme and other initiatives to promote vaccination. Data on parental willingness to pay for and willingness to accept multiple concomitant injections and their determinants are discussed as well. Exploring relationships between vaccination programme outcomes and influencing factors can give important information to optimize vaccination programme performance.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/14761
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-5474-8_3
ISBN: 978-1-4614-5474-8
Category: B2
Type: Book Section
Validation: vabb, 2016
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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