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.
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.
Expert opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy: public consultation opens
The final expert opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy aims to provide EU/EEA Member States with information to support the decision-making process on the possible introduction of rotavirus vaccination in infancy.
Translation is not enough: cultural adaptation of health communication materials
This guide introduces a five-step, stakeholder-based approach to adapting health communication materials. It describes how countries can take any health communication material and create adapted products which reflect national or local realities, needs and assets without losing the scientific correctness, core concepts and messages of the original version.
Current practices in immunisation policymaking in European countries
This report describes and summarises the national processes for vaccine policymaking currently implemented in EU/EEA countries.
Surveillance of invasive bacterial diseases in Europe, 2012
This report describes the occurrence of invasive bacterial diseases (IBD) in Europe during 2012, based on data collected through The European Surveillance System (TESSy).
External quality assessment scheme 2011 for Neisseria meningitidis
This report on EQA performance shows that European Reference Laboratories for Meningococci differ in their capacities and the level of characterisation of the distributed N. meningitidis material, but that there have been improvements since the first ECDC IBD-labnet distribution.
Measles and rubella monitoring, March 2013
The latest data drawn from ECDC’s The European Surveillance System show that of the 29 countries that contribute to measles monitoring, only 13 met the elimination target of less than one case of measles per million population during the last 12 months. Contributing to the 8 032 reported cases are continuing outbreaks in Sweden and the United Kingdom, with the majority of cases in unvaccinated school children and young adults.