Authors: Vincente-Alcalde et al
Prisoners are often an ignored and neglected population regarding public health policies at the international level. Harmonization of recommendations of vaccination strategies in prisons could be a fundamental step to improve access to health care, and for minimizing economic, organizational and disease burden in this setting.
Vaccination strategies varied between countries and were often either targeting a specific vaccine-preventable disease or being implemented as part of an outbreak response. However, subsequent evaluations of the implemented interventions were not carried out systematically or are simply missing. Thus, these approaches may seem arbitrary and we were not able to evaluate whether specific interventions could have contributed to improve vaccination coverage and the overall health conditions of prisoners.
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