Communication breakdown in Italy’s vaccination governance

Katie Attwell, Tauel Harper, Marco Rizzi, Jeannette Taylor, Virginia Casigliani, Filippo Quattrone, Pierluigi Lopalco

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractpeer-review


In 2017, Italy rebooted its mandatory vaccination regime, following a series of unfavourable court decisions placing vaccination in disrepute. Vaccination rates had steadily declined for half a decade, culminating in a measles epidemic. Existing studies demonstrate the role of vaccine hesitancy, but none have explored the role of government in the years prior to the new mandate. This study analyses the drivers of failures to address sliding vaccine confidence in Italy.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event16th World Congress on Public Health: Public Health for the Future of Humanity: Analysis, Advocacy and Action - , Virtual
Duration: 12 Oct 202016 Oct 2020


Conference16th World Congress on Public Health
Internet address


Dive into the research topics of 'Communication breakdown in Italy’s vaccination governance'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this