Review of the scientific literature on drivers and barriers of seasonal influenza vaccination coverage in the EU/EEA
The report aims to provide a critical review of evidence on the barriers and drivers of seasonal influenza vaccination coverage in the EU/EEA. The report focuses on high-risk groups where high coverage of seasonal flu vaccination is most important. The 2009 Council of the European Union Recommendation on seasonal influenza vaccination encourages countries to implement measures that would increase seasonal influenza vaccination uptake to at least 75% for defined older age groups, and, if possible, for other risk groups. In support of this, the ECDC report summarises the evidence on what are the barriers and what are the drivers for seasonal influenza vaccination by each risk group
Expert opinion on priority risk groups for influenza vaccination
This paper identifies and describes population groups at increased risk for severe outcomes of influenza (“risk groups”) and advocates vaccination for two major groups, namely a) persons in the older age group, usually 65 years and older; and b) persons with chronic medical conditions.
European Immunization Week 2008 - time for reflection.
Kreidl, P., Gomes, H., Lopalco, P.L., Hagmaier, K., Pastore, Celentano, L., Vasconcelos, P., Yilmaz, C.
How close are countries of the WHO European Region to achieving the goal of vaccinating 75% of key risk groups against influenza? Results from national surveys on seasonal influenza vaccination programmes, 2008/2009 to 2014/2015
Jorgensen, P., Mereckiene, J., Cotter, S., Johansen, K., Tsolova, S., Brown, C.
Impact of hepatitis B vaccination on acute hepatitis B epidemiology in European Union/European Economic Area countries, 2006 to 2014
Miglietta, A., Quinten, C., Lopalco, P.L., Duffell, E.
Increased risk of yellow fever infections among unvaccinated European travellers due to ongoing outbreak in Brazil, july 2017 to March 2018
Gossner, C.M., Haussig, J.M., de Bellegarde de Saint Lary, C., Kaasik Aaslav, K., Schlagenhauf, P., Sudre, B.