CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention): Influenza
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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.
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.
NHS Employers (UK): Flu Fighter Campaign
Throughout the flu season, the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom provides advice, guidance and campaign materials to support local staff flu vaccination campaigns. Each season, the NHS provides employers with tools and resources that will help them run an effective flu fighter campaign and support resilience plans for winter pressures. NHS Employers works in partnership with Public Health England, supported by the Department of Health, to deliver the national seasonal flu campaign for NHS staff.
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.
Influenza communication guide: How to increase influenza vaccination uptake and promote preventive measures to limit its spread
The influenza vaccination communication guide provide advice, guidance and campaign materials to support national influenza vaccination campaigns with the purpose of increasing the influenza vaccination uptake in the EU Member States.
Leaflet for risk groups on seasonal influenza
This brochure provides information on the seriousness of the disease, its symptoms and the reasons why it is important to get vaccinated. 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".
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.
Poster for healthcare workers on seasonal influenza
The poster presents basic facts on influenza and key preventive messages aimed at healthcare professionals. The poster is a part of the ECDC "Communication guidelines on how to increase influenza vaccination uptake and promote preventive measures to limit its spread".
Poster for risk groups on seasonal influenza
The poster provide key information on the importance of influenza vaccination. It is intended for display in venues that provide a link to the local community or where citizens may seek health advice such as healthcare facilities, doctors’ waiting rooms, pharmacies, community centres, libraries, etc. The poster is a part of the ECDC "Communication guidelines on how to increase influenza vaccination uptake and promote preventive measures to limit its spread".