Vaccination coverage among students from a German health care college

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      • Vaccination coverage among health care students is reviewed.
      • Unsatisfactory vaccination rates were found.
      • Significant association between age, sex, socioeconomic status, and vaccination coverage was found.
      • Health care students stated: Vaccinations are absolutely or in part necessary (97%).
      Health care students are at risk of acquiring and transmitting vaccine-preventable diseases. The purpose of this study was to assess their vaccination status and the influence of determining factors on their vaccination status. Unsatisfactory vaccination rates (43.8%-94.1%) and significant effects regarding age, sex, and socioeconomic status were found; therefore, there is an increased need for education and motivation for vaccinations in student training.

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