Seasonal influenza vaccination rates across Europe
In support of the implementation of the Council Recommendation on seasonal influenza vaccination, ECDC published a technical report on the current situation with seasonal influenza and influenza immunisation.
European Immunization Week 2014: Immunization for life
ECDC supports European Immunization Week (EIW) 2014, which is a regional initiative, led and coordinated by the WHO Regional Office for Europe and implemented by Member States of the European Region.
Trends in vaccine-preventable diseases in Europe
The Annual Epidemiological Report 2014 for vaccine-preventable diseases provides a snapshot of the epidemiological situation in Europe
EIW 2015 at ECDC
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of European Immunization Week, ECDC is releasing a new complement of data, tools, blogs and updates to support public health authorities in their work against vaccine preventable diseases.
Measles outbreak in Alsace region, France
On 12 May 2015, Italian authorities informed about a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in a healthcare worker who recently returned from Sierra Leone after working in an EVD treatment centre from 15 February to 6 May 2015.
Understanding vaccine hesitancy: ECDC insights on current evidence
Monitoring and addressing the concerns of groups of individuals who are hesitant towards vaccination is a key public health challenge, as without adequate uptake levels, the successes of immunisation programmes are compromised.
Updated rapid risk assessment on shortage of acellular pertussis-containing vaccines affecting some EU/EEA Member States
In order to provide information on the current situation affecting some EU/EEA Member States regarding the shortage of acellular pertussis-containing combination vaccines for use in immunisation programmes, ECDC has published an updated rapid risk assessment.
European Immunisation Week: ECDC highlights resources available on measles and rubella
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 Health Forum Gastein 2016: ECDC workshop discusses life-course vaccination approaches and challenges
When discussing vaccination, it is common to focus on immunisation of children. However, the changes in the EU’s demographic structure, with growing life expectancy, and the contribution of vaccinating older generations to healthy aging, have determined a growing interest in research and strategic approaches to life-course vaccination.