Measles Elimination Zurich:
defining the role of school doctors

All school doctors employed in the Canton of Zurich (excluding those from the city of Zurich) were sent a questionnaire to determine their role as school doctors. As within the city, school doctors employed outside of the city of Zurich, have legal rights to vaccinate in the school, as outlined in the "Volkschulverordnung" guidelines. However, only 11% chose to. In this study, we examined reasons why school doctors chose not to vaccinate in the schools and factors that would motivate them to vaccinate in the schools. Their views regarding the mealses elimination campaign were also evaluated.