VoICE Immunization Evidence: Population Inequity

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Population Inequity

Population inequity relates to inequities experienced because of the sub-group one is categorized in to. Examples include the elderly, children, and private or publicly funded healthcare recipients. Better equality can be realized through immunization of disadvantaged or high-risk populations including the elderly or those who live in Poverty.
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Key Idea

Previous studies show that the prevalence of HIV-related risk behaviors and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) among incarcerated adolescents is high. Most adolescents with a sentence to serve time in a U.S. correctional facility are offered preventive vaccination against hepatitis B. Medical clinics in correctional facilities have the ability to provide vaccination services to these adolescents who may not otherwise seek or have access to preventive health services.

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Key Idea

A publicly funded 23vPPV (23 valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine) program in Victoria, Australia, not only dramatically increased vaccination coverage among the elderly in the public purchase program but, in other Australian States and Territories that did not have a public program, the number of prescriptions issued for 23vPPV actually increased over the same period.

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