Norway’s vaccination system and culture: The prospective of school health professionals


Infectious diseases (IDs) kill and debilitate a significant proportion of the global population annually. Although some vaccine preventable IDs are re-emerging, they are not a major health problem in the developed world. However, the majority of children and adults in the developing world are still dying from vaccine-preventable diseases. The most effective and inexpensive way to control IDs is through vaccination programs, which have resulted in the elimination of fatal diseases such as smallpox, and other IDs such as poliomyelitis (Polio) towards eradication. However, vaccination programs are influenced by many factors, such as parent-childhood characteristics (e.g., socio-economic, religion and philosophical beliefs, type of school, etc.,) and health-care structure-professionals (e.g., transportation, access, and availability issues, etc.,).

The aim of this study is to compare vaccination program organizations in Vermont (public and independent schools), USA, and that of school program in Oslo, Norway,  and factors that may influence compliance to school vaccination programs. The study uses quantitative methods in which selected school nurses will be in interviewed in Vermont (USA) and Oslo (Norway). The study is believed to contribute significantly to understanding factors that may influence non-compliance in schools in USA and Norway and  to plan future immunization programs.


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Fekadu Abebe

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  • Start: oktober 2017
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