Background and aim. Migrants are a potentially vulnerable group, and their health condition is influenced not only by the presence/absence of disease, but by some other determinants. The complexity and precariousness that characterize their migratory path, the linguistic and cultural differences, the living condition in hosting centers and the difficult to access health services, could make their health worst. The aim of the PhD research project is to study health status and health determinants, the health policies and practices about migr ants to know the situation and eventually propose some recommendations. Methods. Several projects have been activated, like a Web Survey started in collaboration with the ECDC (European Center for Disease Prevention and Control) and the Venice team (Vaccine European New Integrated Collaboration Effort) with the aim of investigating the policies vaccines offered to migrants in EU and EEA countries. Preliminary results. Twenty five countries of EU and EEA countries filled in the survey and two are finalising. Preliminary analysis shows a homogenous situation regarding legal framework/regulations supporting offer to vaccination: 25 countries offer vaccinations to children / adolescents (24 included it into the national immunization plan-NIP). There is a variability for adults as 14 countries offer vaccination in the NIP, 9 offer only some vaccinations, 2 don’t offer vaccinations. Differences between countries are observed regarding implementation of immunization strategies and recording of migrant’s immunization information data. Conclusions. The results show lack of harmonized strategies and procedures between EU and EEA countries. Given the potential vulnerability and mobility of the target population, it is important for countries to cooperate in order to improve the health of migrants. Studying the different national health policies, their differences and possible uniformity, is a strategic resource to improve the health of migrants.
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