Communication research on immunisation
Vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers and their patients in Europe
The aim of this research project is to have a better understanding of vaccine hesitancy and safety concerns among healthcare vaccine providers and their patients in Europe and to explore the link and potential influence between the two groups.
Rapid literature review on motivating hesitant population groups in Europe to vaccinate
The aim of this rapid literature review is to bring together knowledge and research related to vaccine hesitancy in EU /EEA countries into a format that is easy to understand and follow.
Review of outbreaks and barriers to MMR vaccination coverage among hard to reach populations in European countries
In recent years, substantial progress had been made towards eliminating measles, mumps and rubella in Europe. Measles vaccine coverage is on the rise and measles cases decreasing in many countries. However, there have still been several large outbreaks of measles, mumps and rubella reported in European countries.
Systematic literature review of the evidence for effective national immunisation schedule promotional communications
This literature review examines the published evidence on the effectiveness of European promotional communications for national immunisation schedule vaccinations.
Meeting report: Understanding the behavioural aspects and the role of health communication in mitigating the impact of seasonal influenza
The meeting report covers health communication strategies that could be undertaken to better promote influenza prevention measures and the healthcare professionals’ role in the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination. In January 2011, ECDC organised a workshop to exchange countries’ experiences and discuss recent research on behavioural aspects of the population response to preventive measures regarding influenza. “Understanding the behavioural aspects and the role of health communication in mitigating the impact of seasonal influenza” was a two-day meeting held in Stockholm and brought together behavioural scientists, experts in communication and public health professionals.