John Libbey Eurotext

Médecine

Vaccine hesitancy: from concept to practice. Part 1: the survey Volume 13, issue 6, Juin 2017

Authors
1 Université de Bordeaux, DMG, 33000 Bordeaux, France
2 Université Jean-Monnet, faculté de médecine Jacques-Lisfranc, COMUE de Lyon, DMG, pôle santé Nord, 42270 Saint-Priest-en-Jarez, France
3 CHU Saint-Étienne, hôpital Nord, Clinical Investigation Center-INSERM-CIC1408, 42055 Saint-Étienne cedex 02, France
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  • Key words: vaccination, immunization programs, general practice, shared decision-making
  • DOI : 10.1684/med.2017.209
  • Page(s) : 254-60
  • Published in: 2017

Vaccine hesitancy is the concept established henceforth by the WHO to define how the population's fears and expectations might sway their vaccine decisions. It threatens the effectiveness of the contemporary immunization programs. In this context, is the practice of ambulatory practitioners affected? Which social skills do they need to develop? How do they interact with the various fears of the time? This article aims to shed light on the concept of vaccine hesitancy through a literature review and a survey undertaken in 2016 in the regions of Gironde and Loire on primary care physicians with or without complementary and alternative medicine. Possible measures to improve practices shall be suggested in the next issue.