Meeting report: Understanding the behavioural aspects and the role of health communication in mitigating the impact of seasonal influenza
The meeting report covers health communication strategies that could be undertaken to better promote influenza prevention measures and the healthcare professionals’ role in the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination. In January 2011, ECDC organised a workshop to exchange countries’ experiences and discuss recent research on behavioural aspects of the population response to preventive measures regarding influenza. “Understanding the behavioural aspects and the role of health communication in mitigating the impact of seasonal influenza” was a two-day meeting held in Stockholm and brought together behavioural scientists, experts in communication and public health professionals.
Individual decision-making and childhood vaccination
This report summarises the outcomes of a meeting organised by ECDC on scepticism among certain segments of the population towards vaccination, with a focus on the MMR vaccine.
Expert consultation on pertussis
This report presents the outcomes of a technical workshop, organised by ECDC, to seek a consensus on a common strategy to reduce the public health burden caused by pertussis in the EU/EEA countries.