Individual decision-making and childhood vaccination
ECDC organised a meeting among invited experts to exchange cross-disciplinary perspectives on the issue of MMR vaccination refusal among the general European population.
The meeting regarded epidemiology, anthropology, sociology and behavioural psychology disciplines.
Particular objectives for this workshop included:
- To explore the key drivers behind recent trends in measles epidemiology and vaccination coverage in Europe
- To identify and conceptualise the myriad of social and political factors that affect individual decision-making as concerns vaccination
- To identify and examine good practices in public health practice for monitoring and addressing the level of public confidence in vaccines
- To identify and prioritise potential ECDC activities in this field.
European Immunisation Week April, 2017
24 Apr 2017 to 30 Apr 2017 - European Immunization Week (EIW) is celebrated across the European Region every April to raise awareness of the importance of immunization for people’s health and well-being. Under the slogan "Vaccines work" EIW 2017 focused on the need for and benefits of immunization at every stage in life.
European Immunisation Week: ECDC highlights resources available on measles and rubella
25 Apr 2016 - During the course of European Immunisation Week (EIW), 24 – 30 April 2016, ECDC is putting the spotlight on its resources in support of measles and rubella elimination. These range from disease surveillance and epidemic intelligence to communication tools and guides on awareness raising about the importance of vaccination, as well as the vaccination scheduler tool.
European Immunisation Week, 2016
24 Apr 2016 to 30 Apr 2016 - European Immunization Week (EIW) is celebrated across the European Region every April. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunization for people’s health and well-being. Activities in 2016 focused on the progress and challenges in the Region’s concerted effort to eliminate measles and rubella.