Invasive pneumococcal disease
Disease data from ECDC Surveillance Atlas
Get the latest surveillance data on invasive pneumococcal disease from EU and EEA countries through the Surveillance Atlas of Infectious Diseases.Get the data
Guidance, expert opinions, policy briefings, risk assessments and peer-reviewed publications
ECDC promotes the performance of external quality assessment (EQA) schemes, in which laboratories are sent simulated clinical specimens or bacterial isolates for testing by routine or reference laboratory methods.
Prevention and control
Childhood immunisation against S. pneumoniae is the most effective public health measure for preventing IPD both among vaccine recipients (direct effect), and among unimmunised populations (indirect ‘herd’ effect).
ECDC Vaccine Scheduler
The Vaccine Scheduler is an interactive tool that shows vaccination schedules for individual EU/EEA countries and specific age groups. With this tool comparisons can be made for vaccination schedules between two countries or by disease for all or a selection of countries.Read more