Review of outbreaks and barriers to MMR vaccination coverage among hard to reach populations in European countries

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In recent years, substantial progress had been made towards eliminating measles, mumps and rubella in Europe. Measles vaccine coverage is on the rise and measles cases decreasing in many countries. However, there have still been several large outbreaks of measles, mumps and rubella reported in European countries. In order to meet the WHO European Region target date for the elimination of endemic measles and rubella by 2015 it will be necessary to achieve and sustain a very high vaccination coverage (=95%), with two doses of measles and at least one dose of rubella vaccine through high-quality, routine immunisation services. A decline in immunisation rates in some countries or regions can be attributed to a rise in scepticism towards vaccination; increasing migration and population 

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E-learning course on how to increase influenza vaccination uptake

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Addressing vaccine hesitancy in challenging times: ECDC workshop at European Health Forum Gastein 2017

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Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe

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Catalogue of interventions addressing vaccine hesitancy

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Seasonal influenza vaccination and antiviral use in Europe

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