Childhood immunisation conference: progress, challenges and prioritiesArchived

Conference

ECDC Director, Marc Sprenger, and several other ECDC experts addressed a conference on childhood immunisation over 16 and 17 October.

ECDC Director, Marc Sprenger, and several other ECDC experts will address a conference on childhood immunisation over 16 and 17 October. The conference has been organised by the DG Health and Consumers, European Commission, and is primarily for national policy officials, experts in the field of immunisation, healthcare professionals associations and others. Marc Sprenger focuses on the measles situation in his introductory speech to the conference.  He emphasises that it is possible to eliminate measles from Europe but more needs to be done in order to achieve this. The conference will consider a range of topics including: strengthening and monitoring immunisation programmes, how to improve the vaccination offer, improving access to hard to reach communities and improving awareness and trust in the public.