• Vaccinating refugees, migrants and asylum seekers


                                                                

    Immunization benefits all people, not only by improving health and life expectancy, but also reducing economic and social costs both locally and globally. At a global level, joint strategies to reduce diseases, preventable by vaccines, not only help saving lives, also improving global health and security (WHO, 2005).

    The social condition, the cultural shock which characterize each migration, even if it is for short period, the language barrier are the main elements of differences between migrants and the local population in the health context. The specific problems related to the vaccination itself (e.g collateral effects, hesitancy), are the same of the local population, and they have been treated in the previous and further modules.

    World Health Organization. (‎2005)‎. GIVS : global immunization vision and strategy : 2006-2015. World Health Organization. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/69146