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Med Mal Infect. 2019 Feb;49(1):34-37. doi: 10.1016/j.medmal.2018.10.004. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Impact of mandatory vaccination extension on infant vaccine coverages: Promising preliminary results.

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1
Unité court séjour petits nourrissons, CHI de Créteil, 40, avenue de Verdun, 94010 Créteil cedex, France.
2
Service de pédiatrie, hôpital Jean-Verdier, 93140 Bondy, France; Université Paris-XIII, 93017 Bobigny, France.
3
Pôle femme-mère-enfant, unité de réanimation et médecine Néonatales, CHU Angers, 4, rue Larrey, 49933 Angers cedex 9, France.
4
Service de maladies infectieuses et tropicales, université-1 de Grenoble, CHU, BP 217, 38043 Grenoble, France.
5
Service de bactériologie-virologie-hygiène, CHU Dupuytren, 2, avenue Martin-Luther-King, 87042 Limoges cedex, France.
6
Service de gynéco-obstétrique, CHU Lille, 59000 Lille, France.
7
GSK France, 23, rue François-Jacob, 92500 Rueil-Malmaison, France. Electronic address: patricia.p.pujol@gsk.com.
8
Institut des Mamans, 10, boulevard des Frères Voisin, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
9
Santé publique, épidémiologie et qualité des soins, EA 2694, université Lille, CHU Lille, 59000 Lille, France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

In France infant vaccines protecting against 11 diseases have changed from a recommended to a mandatory status for all children born on or after January 1, 2018. Using the Vaccinoscopie survey, we measured the impact of this new vaccination policy on vaccine coverage rates (VCRs) and on mothers' perception of vaccination.

METHODS:

Online survey with 1000 mothers of 0- to 11-month-old infants.

RESULTS:

VCRs for at least one dose at the age of 6 months strongly progressed for diseases that previously did not meet Public Health objectives (+8 points for Hepatitis B and +31 points for meningococcal C vaccines). Mothers were more favorable to mandatory vaccination and better informed in 2018 than in 2017.

CONCLUSION:

These first results showed a positive impact of the extension of mandatory vaccination on mothers' opinion regarding vaccination and on infant VCRs.

KEYWORDS:

Couverture vaccinale; Mandatory vaccination; Vaccination coverage; Vaccination obligatoire

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