This EuroHealthNet factsheet on childhood, health inequalities, and vaccine preventable diseases covers the current state of vaccination and inequality, what action is being taken at international and national levels, and what else can be done.
Not all people in Europe benefit equally from the many advantages of vaccinations. Social and financial inequalities in society are reflected in immunisation uptake. Whether or not a child is vaccinated is influenced by wealth, parental education level, place of residence, and gender.
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