By learning from CAM physicians, we could improve the quality of our vaccination counselling, and health authorities should be able to avoid unnecessary vaccination mandates in Switzerland.
Switzerland is well on the way to achieving the World Health Organization’s measles elimination target. To reach this, however, we need to close the vaccination gaps, particularly among young adults.
In Switzerland, complementary medicine is officially recognised within the healthcare system and mainly practised in conjunction with conventional medicine. As in other countries, there is high demand for and use of complementary medicine with children.
Multi-epitope assembly peptides, which contain B-cell epitopes, T-cell epitopes or other specific residues, have been proved to be promising vaccine candidates against several pathogens in animal models.
Significant efforts have been undertaken in recent years to better protect the public against measles and to combat outbreaks in Switzerland. This has resulted in a decline in incidence of measles to a historically low level and an increase in vaccination coverage.
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