Current issues in adolescent immunization

Loretta Brabin, David P. Greenberg, Luc Hessel, Randall Hyer, Bernard Ivanoff, Pierre Van Damme

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    Abstract

    Based on the December 2006 Fondation Mérieux International Scientific Symposium, the current state of adolescent immunization is reviewed with a focus on the policy and programmatic issues that impact the acceptability, initiation, and successful implementation. Key questions are identified with proposed strategies to help achieve successful adolescent immunization programs. The role of current vaccines targeted to adolescents, such as those directed against invasive meningitis, pertussis, and the human papillomavirus, is reviewed as well as their role in rejuvenating interest in adolescent immunization, and more importantly, adolescent health as a whole. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4120-4134
    Number of pages14
    JournalVaccine
    Volume26
    Issue number33
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2008

    Keywords

    • Adolescent
    • Immunization
    • Vaccine

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