The social and spatial stratification of vaccinal patterns in Berlin following re-unification

Baur, N. (2017) The social and spatial stratification of vaccinal patterns in Berlin following re-unification. Journal of Historical Sociology, 30(4), pp. 789-820. (doi: 10.1111/johs.12140)

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Abstract

Efforts by health authorities to stress the importance of herd immunity in the light of a resurgence of seemingly vanquished childhood diseases have frequently met with poor response rates. Investigating whether reunified Berlin can achieve a desirable herd immunity of 80% - 85% against diphtheria, this paper examines the potential influence of socio-demographic variables (age, gender, social circumstances, migration background) on vaccine-uptake. Secondly, it investigates historically diverging vaccinal policies in Berlin as well as recent changes to monitoring coverage in their effect on immunisation-related behaviour.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Baur, Dr Nicole
Authors: Baur, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Historical Sociology
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0952-1909
ISSN (Online):1467-6443
Published Online:26 November 2016

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