Preparedness and response against diseases with epidemic potential in the European Union: A qualitative case study of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and poliomyelitis in five member states
Kinsman, J., Angrén, J., Elgh, F., Furberg, M., Mosquera, P.A., Otero-García, L., Snacken, R., Derrough, T., Carrillo Santisteve, P., Ciotti, M., Tsolova, S.
Enablers and Barriers to Community Engagement in Public Health Emergency Preparedness: A Literature Review
Ramsbottom, A., O’Brien, E., Ciotti, L., Takacs, J.
Acute respiratory pandemics: how to plan for and manage
This practical course will cover outbreak investigation, pandemic planning, recent developments in respiratory pathogen biology and therapy, and will focus around two practical scenarios in which participants will gain experience in managing an acute epidemic. Research during an epidemic and ethical aspects will also be covered.
E-learning course: Influenza vaccination campaigns targeting healthcare workers
This online course aims to support the EU/EEA Member States in their planning of annual seasonal influenza vaccination campaigns targeting healthcare workers.
Workshop: Influenza vaccination campaigns of healthcare workers
The uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination in EU Member States has not reached the target levels in the 2009 Council Recommendations. This knowledge sharing workshop is intended to support communications activities surrounding national influenza vaccination campaigns, specifically campaigns targeting healthcare workers. The workshop will highlight good practices and success stories, as well as share encouraging and challenging experiences of the Member States’ campaigns. It will also discuss and consider ways ECDC can support Member States in their campaigns through the creation of a “community of practice”, and how best to achieve that via the existing platforms and tools.
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.
Influenza vaccination of health care workers in hospitals - a review of studies on attitudes and predictorsArchived
Influenza vaccination of healthcare workers (HCW) reduces the risk of infection, influenza-like illness, absenteeism and presenteeism among staff and appears to prevent nosocomial infections and associated morbidity and mortality among their patients.
Leaflet for healthcare workers on seasonal influenza
This brochure provides information on the seriousness of the disease, its symptoms and the reasons why it is important for healthcare workers to be immunised. The leaflet is a part of the ECDC "Communication guidelines on how to increase influenza vaccination uptake and promote preventive measures to limit its spread".