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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 Sep;38(9):974-976. doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002401.

False Vaccine Contraindications Among Healthcare Providers in Europe: A Short Survey Among Members of The European Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

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From the Translational Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.
Genetics, Vaccines, Infections Diseases and Pediatrics (GENVIPs) Research Group, Hospital Clínico Universitario and Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (USC), Galicia, Spain.
UNICEF, New York.


Some healthcare providers hold or delay vaccination because of false vaccine contraindications. This study suggests that in 21.4% of scenarios (877/4096) physicians would postpone or contraindicate the vaccination, and 24.2% (237/978) of scenarios would be vaccinated despite the existence of a true contraindication or reason for delay. Addressing false contraindications may result in increasing vaccination uptake in Europe.

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