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Adolescents’ Perception of the MenACWY Vaccination

Hiemstra, T (2019) Adolescents’ Perception of the MenACWY Vaccination.

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Abstract:With the rise of the number of infections caused by the infectious meningococcal disease (IMD) strain W at the end of 2015, an infectious and dangerous disease rose to the attention of the Dutch government. In addition to adding a vaccine in the NIP, a boost campaign was initialized to vaccinate all children aged 14 to 18. This group was chosen, due to containing a relatively high percentage of asymptomatic carriers and the highly social behaviour of this group, which increases the chance of spreading the meningococcal bacteria. The vaccination efforts started in the winter of 2018. However, the initial vaccination rates were lower than the rates of the previous boost campaign in 2002. This might be related to the target audience being studied too little concerning vaccine hesitancy in adolescents. Thus the question that was answered during this study was: How do adolescents, who have been or are to be vaccinated, perceive the MenACWY-boost vaccination program? This study aimed at identifying potential facilitators and barriers and asked the adolescents the question how they would improve upon the current boost vaccination campaign.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:TNW: Science and Technology
Subject:01 general works, 44 medicine, 70 social sciences in general, 80 pedagogy
Programme:Health Sciences MSc (66851)
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