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Factors influencing undervaccination prior to measles outbreaks in the United Kingdom from 2010 - 2019

Salerno, Jessica (2020) Factors influencing undervaccination prior to measles outbreaks in the United Kingdom from 2010 - 2019. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Measles is a serious public health issue that is resurging in countries where it was previously on the path to eradication. The United Kingdom has recently experienced a multitude of large measles outbreaks that may be associated with a cohort of children whose vaccinations were withheld due to an autism scare in the late 1990s. However, it is still unknown what specific reasons for undervaccination are leading to outbreaks as national vaccination rates continue to hold steadily near or above the threshold considered necessary for measles eradication. Identifying the factors influencing undervaccination in specific regions that lead to measles outbreaks could have a significant public health impact and lead to the creation of specially tailored public health interventions to increase vaccination. This study aims to identify specific reasons for undervaccination prior to measles outbreaks in the United Kingdom between 2010 and 2019.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
Creators/Authors:
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Salerno, Jessicajek118@pitt.edujek1180000-0001-7496-1259
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairVan Panhuis, Wilbertwav10@pitt.edu0000-0002-7278-9982
Committee MemberKrier, Sarah Elizabethsarah.krier@gmail.com
Committee MemberMartinson, Jeremyjmartins@pitt.edu
Date: 29 January 2020
Date Type: Publication
Defense Date: 11 December 2019
Approval Date: 29 January 2020
Submission Date: 13 December 2019
Access Restriction: 1 year -- Restrict access to University of Pittsburgh for a period of 1 year.
Number of Pages: 43
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public Health > Infectious Diseases and Microbiology
Degree: MPH - Master of Public Health
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: measles, vaccine, vaccination, hesitancy
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2020 17:49
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2021 06:15
URI: http://d-scholarship.pitt.edu/id/eprint/38025

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