Assessing seasonal influenza vaccine effectiveness
On 3 December 2015, ECDC hosted a technical meeting to discuss influenza vaccine effectiveness studies and how they can best meet public health needs as well as regulatory requirements.
The meeting was attended by representatives of public health and regulatory agencies on national and EU-level, the European Commission, Vaccines Europe, as well as representatives of the I-MOVE project partners and its coordinating partner Epiconcept.
The aim of the meeting was to discuss the design of product-specific and vaccination programme-specific influenza vaccine effectiveness studies in the EU/EEA, and to explore what organisational models would be most useful to support such studies.
Flu Awareness Week, 22 – 26 October 2018
22 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018 - The Flu Awareness Week is marked across the WHO European Region every year in October. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination for people’s health and well-being and to increase the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination of people with underlying risk factors.
Joint WHO/Europe–ECDC Annual European Influenza Surveillance Meeting, 2018
6 Jun 2018 to 8 Jun 2018 - The joint annual influenza surveillance meeting by ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe took place on 6 - 8 June 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Invited participants were epidemiological and virological surveillance experts nominated by national health authorities as well as representatives from international institutions, covering the 53 countries of the EU/EEA and the WHO European region. The meeting was by invitation only.
ECDC Expert meeting on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for Pandemic flu
16 May 2018 to 17 May 2018 - The meeting focused on the evidence base for the revision of the updated “Guide to public health measures to reduce the impact of influenza pandemics in Europe”, with a specific emphasis on non-pharmaceutical countermeasures for pandemic flu.