Reframing the issue: workshop on seasonal influenza vaccination
The workshop aimed to explore new and more effective ways to promote influenza vaccination in healthcare professionals.
Influenza is a highly contagious viral disease which represents, from a public health prospective, a heavy economic and social burden. Influenza vaccination plays a vital role in protecting people against influenza but the vaccine uptake is still far from the targets recommended by the EU. The knowledge and attitudes of healthcare professionals, in particular, has been recognised as an important factor to reach higher level of vaccination coverage.
The workshop brought together invited public health experts, health care professionals and communication experts from EU Member States to debate how to improve communication framing, strategies and tools and how health professionals can help inform this improvement process.
The workshop was organised in connection to the ESCAIDE conference in the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre.
ISIRV and ECDC influenza epidemiology meeting 16-18 January 2019
16 Jan 2019 to 18 Jan 2019 - The ISIRV (International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Virus Diseases) Epidemiology Group and ECDC are holding an influenza epidemiology meeting at ECDC in Stockholm 16-18 January 2019.
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.