Weekly influenza update, week 13, March 2019
In collaboration with WHO Regional Office for Europe, ECDC monitors and reports on influenza activity in Europe on a weekly basis throughout the flu season.
Flu News Europe
Flu News Europe is a joint ECDC–WHO Europe weekly influenza update. It reports on influenza activity in Europe throughout the flu season.Read more
Flu News Europe: Weekly influenza updates
Weekly reports on influenza activity in Europe throughout the flu season are available as Flu News Europe reports and weekly infographic.Read more
WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2019–2020 northern hemisphere season
1 Mar 2019 - On 18–20 February 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on the recommended composition of the quadrivalent influenza vaccine for the northern hemisphere 2019–2020 influenza season: an A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus, an A(H3N2) virus component to be announced on 21 March 2019, a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage) and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata/16/88 lineage).
Influenza vaccination coverage rates insufficient across EU Member States
18 Dec 2018 - None of the European Union (EU) Member States could demonstrate that they reach the EU target of 75% influenza vaccination coverage for vulnerable groups, according to a new report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).