Expert opinion on the introduction of the meningococcal B (4CMenB) vaccine in the EU/EEA
This expert opinion is intended to support national decision-making by summarising the considerations and concerns of some EU/EEA countries when they discussed whether to introduce the 4CMenB vaccine into their national immunisation programmes.
Expert opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy
ECDC has published an Expert Opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy. The paper provides EU/EEA Member States with relevant scientific information on burden of rotavirus disease, vaccine effectiveness and safety, and cost-effectiveness studies to support the decision-making process on the possible introduction of routine vaccination of children against rotavirus gastroenteritis.
Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe
Vaccination recommendations and coverage rates in the EU Member States for eight influenza seasons: 2007–2008 to 2014–2015.
Vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation: Core competencies
This report outlines the development of a competency framework covering key knowledge, skills and attitudes critical for the prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation.
Immunisation information systems in the EU and EEA
This report presents the findings of a survey conducted by ECDC across EU/EEA countries that assessed the level of implementation of IIS and their functionalities, as well as the challenges encountered during the design and implementation.
Catalogue of interventions addressing vaccine hesitancy
This catalogue provides tools and information resources to support EU/EEA countries in addressing the challenging issue of vaccine hesitancy.
Measles and rubella monitoring – January 2017
The ECDC measles and rubella monitoring report is published twice a year. The January issue reports on the previous calendar year, while the July issue focuses on the most recent measles and rubella season and presents the data collected over the past 12 months.
Measles affects all age groups
Measles can be contracted at any age. Infants and children are often believed to be the only age groups affected by measles, but the disease also spreads among teenagers and adults, so check your vaccination status. This infographic is a part of a series of publications published during the European Immunisation Week 2017.
Epidemiology of invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease, Europe, 2007–2014
Whittaker, R., Economopoulou, A., Dias, J.G., Bancroft, E., Ramliden, M., Celentano, L.P., French Research Group on Epidemiology of Human Spongiform Encephalopathies
Effect of high-valency pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on invasive pneumococcal disease in children in SpIDnet countries: An observational multicentre study
Savulescu, C., Krizova, P., Lepoutre, A., Mereckiene, J., Vestrheim, D.F., Ciruela, P., Ordobas, M., Guevara, M., McDonald, E., Morfeldt, E., Kozakova, J., Varon, E., Cotter, S., Winje, B.A., Munoz-Almagro, C., Garcia, L., Castilla, J., Smith, A., Henriques-Normark, B., Celentano, L.P., Hanquet, G.