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Attitudes of students of the University of Applied Health Sciences towards vaccination

Anna Pierobon orcid id ; Zdravstveno veleučilište u Zagrebu, Zagreb, Hrvatska
Mirjana Lana Kosanović Ličina ; Nastavni zavod za javno zdravstvo „Dr. Andrija Štampar”, Zagreb, Hrvatska

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str. 93-101

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Immunoprophylaxis is the artificial creation of immunity. Immunoprophylaxis is performed in two ways, namely vaccination (active immunization) and immunoglobulin intake (passive immunization). Active immunization, or vaccination, is a procedure of introducing a specific antigen into the body that stimulates the development of a specific defense against a specific cause of an infectious disease. Vaccination has proven to be the most successful intervention of modern medicine and is a fundamental human right. Vaccination has significantly reduced morbidity and mortality in the population worldwide. In Croatia, vaccination of children and adults is carried out according to the Compulsory Vaccination Program. Starting from birth, vaccines are given at certain periods of life, and some are given in single and some in multiple doses. Vaccination in Croatia is at a satisfactory level despite the declining vaccination rate in the last few years. The aim and purpose of this research was to see the attitudes of students of the University of Applied Health Sciences towards vaccination. The sample contained 281 respondents. Respondents were students of all study programmes, on all three years of studies at the University of Applied Health Sciences (Environmental Health Engineering, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Diagnostics, Radiological Technology, Occupational Therapy). The results of the research showed that all students have a positive attitude towards vaccination, which is a good result considering that all study programs educate health professionals and that their education about vaccination is at a high level.

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vaccination, vaccines, vaccination coverage, attitudes of students

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