EIW 2015 at ECDC
On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of European Immunization Week, ECDC is releasing a new complement of data, tools, blogs and updates to support public health authorities in their work against vaccine preventable diseases.
Vaccine schedule platform
The Vaccine Schedule platform is an interactive tool that shows vaccination schedules for individual EU/EEA countries and specific age groups. With this tool comparisons can be made for vaccination schedules between two countries or by disease for all or a selection of countries.
- hepatitis A
- hepatitis B
- human papillomavirus infection
- influenza in humans, seasonal
- invasive Haemophilus influenzae disease
- meningococcal disease
- pneumococcal disease
- prevention and control
- rotavirus infection
- tick-borne diseases
Technical guidance on the Introduction of HPV vaccines in European Union countries – an update
In January 2008, a panel of ECDC experts produced the Guidance for the introduction of HPV vaccines in EU countries. Since then, the European Union has come a long way: most countries have implemented national vaccination programmes for adolescent girls and a significant number have also introduced catch-up programmes for young women.
ECDC guidance on HPV vaccination: Focus on reaching all girlsArchived
Today, ECDC publishes an update to its 2008 Guidance on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in Europe. The update follows the introduction of vaccination programmes in 19 European countries and new evidence from research studies over the past four years.
Detection of human papillomavirus DNA in urine. A review of the literatureArchived
HPV DNA detection in urine is a feasible practice and a useful tool in future research; however, the available studies dealing on the topic appear too diverse in their setup and applied methodology to draw conclusive statements
Pre-vaccination prevalence and distribution of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types in Slovenian women: A cervical cancer screening based studyArchived
Similar to other European countries, cervical infection with HPV-16, the HPV type with the strongest oncogenic potential, were most common both overall and among women with cervical disease.