Governance: An international journal of policy, administration and institutions

Overcoming resistance to vaccination in Israel

The anti-vaccination movement is a global phenomenon.  In the current issue of Governance,  Anat Gofen and Catherine Needham explain how the Israeli government has promoted compliance with vaccination requirements.  The key has been “personalizing the service of routine childhood vaccination” — for example, by altering the timing and bundling of shots.  This has been an informal but effective response to noncompliance.  It has required a shift away from the conventional notion of public health interventions as unalterable protocols.  Compliance is achieved by redesigning services rather than simple enforcement of established rules.  Read the article.

Written by Governance

July 10, 2015 at 11:39 am

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