VATI – Vaccination of adolescents in Ticino

Aim of the focal group is to develop a survey to test the model of health literacy and psychological empowerment proposed by Schulz and Nakamoto (1995, 2011) in the field of vaccination of children and adolescents in Ticino. Of particular interest are the role of parents' information seeking, the credibility of the different information sources (media, pediatricians, friends, etc.), and parents' perceived knowledge about childhood vaccination in explaining their decision to adhere to current vaccination recommendations.

Researchers involved: Nicola Diviani, Anne-Linda Frisch