Measles and rubella elimination: communicating the importance of vaccination

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 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Measles and rubella elimination: communicating the importance of vaccination. Stockholm: ECDC; 2014.

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​The goal of this project is to support EU Member States in their fight against measles and rubella. This report should enable Member States to engage in effective, evidence-based risk communication.

Executive summary

The goal of this project is to support EU Member States in their fight against measles and rubella. More specifically, this project aims to:

  • dispel the myths about measles vaccination;
  • offer scientific, evidence-based corrections of misperceptions on measles
  • inform about rubella infections in pregnancy; and
  • discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination against rubella for women of childbearing age.

This report should enable Member States to engage in effective, evidence-based risk communication. Information on measles and rubella is presented in a modular fashion, so it can be easily used in customised leaflets, flyers, or web pages. The facts presented in this report are intended to lower the barriers to measles and rubella vaccination and raise awareness for congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), including awareness for ante-natal screenings and post-partum vaccination.