Flu Awareness Week, 22 – 26 October 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.
E-learning course: Influenza vaccination campaigns targeting healthcare workers
This online course aims to support the EU/EEA Member States in their planning of annual seasonal influenza vaccination campaigns targeting healthcare workers.
ECDC Annual Influenza Meeting, 2017
The annual influenza meeting focused on new developments in influenza surveillance at the country and regional level, seasonal influenza vaccination programmes, provided an update on the global situation with regard to outbreaks of avian influenza and other emerging respiratory pathogens, and provided a forum for exchanging experiences from the past influenza season.
Influenza vaccination of health care workers - can uptake be improved?
This online course was developed because seasonal influenza vaccination of health care workers (HCWs) is recommended in Europe but vaccination uptake remains low in most countries.
Workshop: Influenza vaccination campaigns of healthcare workers
The uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination in EU Member States has not reached the target levels in the 2009 Council Recommendations. This knowledge sharing workshop is intended to support communications activities surrounding national influenza vaccination campaigns, specifically campaigns targeting healthcare workers. The workshop will highlight good practices and success stories, as well as share encouraging and challenging experiences of the Member States’ campaigns. It will also discuss and consider ways ECDC can support Member States in their campaigns through the creation of a “community of practice”, and how best to achieve that via the existing platforms and tools.
Understanding the association between narcolepsy and one of the 2009 adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1) vaccines
This meeting was designed to offer a place to exchange the latest information on into the development of narcolepsy following vaccination with one of the 2009 adjuvanted influenza A(H1N1) vaccines.
Vaccination in the EU: benefits and barriers, European Parliament Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety
Professor Mike Catchpole, Chief Scientist of ECDC, presented to the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee of the European Parliament during an exchange of views on vaccination.
Fourth meeting on use of vaccines for prevention of influenza
The objective for this meeting between ECDC and influenza vaccine manufacturers was to share latest information on influenza disease monitoring including severe disease, monitoring of seasonal influenza vaccination programmes in the EU and new technical developments for improved influenza vaccines.