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Healthcare Workers Training Courses on Vaccinations: A Flexible Format Easily Adaptable to Different Healthcare Settings

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Department of Biomedicine and Prevention, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy
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Department of Prevention, Local Health Unit Roma 1, 00173 Rome, Italy
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Specialization School for Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, University of Rome Tor Vergata, 00133 Rome, Italy
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Local Health Units Vaccination Group: Roberto Ieraci (ASL Roma1)
Vaccines 2020, 8(3), 514; https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8030514
Received: 22 July 2020 / Revised: 27 August 2020 / Accepted: 4 September 2020 / Published: 8 September 2020
Since 2017, Italy has expanded the compulsory vaccination from 4 to 10 for those aged 0 to 16 years. Because of the great organizational effort required for the immunization services, minor attention was given to the vaccinations not included among the mandatory ones. This situation led to a real difficulty in harmonizing the vaccination procedures even inside a single region. In the Lazio region, the Laboratory of Vaccinology of the University of Rome Tor Vergata established a working group to create a new training model for healthcare professionals. The course program proposed an update of three vaccinations which are not mandatory but actively offered. It included the same part of scientific updating and a variable part based on local experiences. A specific anonymous questionnaire on knowledge and attitude was administered. The study aimed to propose a general format of training courses for vaccination centers adaptable to the individual local health units (ASLs) and to evaluate through questionnaires. The results show differences in knowledge and attitudes toward non-mandatory vaccinations among the ASLs of Lazio, confirming the usefulness of a support to make knowledge and procedures homogeneous. This model could be adapted to any healthcare setting and exported to other services. View Full-Text
Keywords: immunization; education; preventive health services immunization; education; preventive health services
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Serino, L.; Maurici, M.; D’Alò, G.L.; Amadori, F.; Terracciano, E.; Zaratti, L.; Franco, E.; Group, L.H.U.V. Healthcare Workers Training Courses on Vaccinations: A Flexible Format Easily Adaptable to Different Healthcare Settings. Vaccines 2020, 8, 514. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8030514

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Serino L, Maurici M, D’Alò GL, Amadori F, Terracciano E, Zaratti L, Franco E, Group LHUV. Healthcare Workers Training Courses on Vaccinations: A Flexible Format Easily Adaptable to Different Healthcare Settings. Vaccines. 2020; 8(3):514. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8030514

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Serino, Laura; Maurici, Massimo; D’Alò, Gian Loreto; Amadori, Fabiana; Terracciano, Elisa; Zaratti, Laura; Franco, Elisabetta; Group, Local Health Units Vaccination. 2020. "Healthcare Workers Training Courses on Vaccinations: A Flexible Format Easily Adaptable to Different Healthcare Settings" Vaccines 8, no. 3: 514. https://doi.org/10.3390/vaccines8030514

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