Public consultation on HPV vaccines guidance opens
This guidance covers the following areas in relation to HPV vaccination: efficacy of the nine-valent HPV vaccine, HPV vaccination in people living with HIV and HPV vaccination in males and the cost-effectiveness of extending the HPV vaccination programme to include males.
WHO recommendations for influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2019–2020 northern hemisphere season
On 18–20 February 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on the recommended composition of the quadrivalent influenza vaccine for the northern hemisphere 2019–2020 influenza season: an A/Brisbane/02/2018 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus, an A(H3N2) virus component to be announced on 21 March 2019, a B/Colorado/06/2017-like virus (B/Victoria/2/87 lineage) and a B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (B/Yamagata/16/88 lineage).
Influenza vaccination coverage rates insufficient across EU Member States
None of the European Union (EU) Member States could demonstrate that they reach the EU target of 75% influenza vaccination coverage for vulnerable groups, according to a new report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Seasonal influenza vaccination and antiviral use in EU/EEA Member States
Overview of vaccine recommendations for 2017–2018 and vaccination coverage rates for 2015–2016 and 2016–2017 influenza seasons.
ECDC to implement key council recommendations on vaccination
In a Council Recommendation adopted by EU health ministers today, ECDC has been called on to implement a number of key actions in the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Handbook on designing and implementing an immunisation information system
The handbook collates guiding principles and good practices from all aspects of immunisation information systems; from development to implementation.
ECDC launches handbook on the design and implementation of immunisation information systems
This handbook proposes strategies that build on the experiences of immunisation information system (IIS) experts; provides case studies from actual programmes to highlight particular aspects of IIS practice, including functionalities, benefits, challenges, and implementation.
Effect of childhood pneumococcal conjugate vaccination on invasive disease in older adults of 10 European countries: Implications for adult vaccination
Hanquet, G., Krizova, P., Valentiner-Branth, P., Ladhani, S.N., Nuorti, J.P., Lepoutre, A., Mereckiene, J., Knol, M., Winje, B.A., Ciruela, P., Ordobas, M., Guevara, M., McDonald, E., Morfeldt, E., Kozakova, J., Slotved, H.-C., Fry, N.K., Rinta-Kokko, H., Varon, E., Corcoran, M., Van Der Ende, A., Vestrheim, D.F., Munoz-Almagro, C., Latasa, P., Castilla, J., Smith, A., Henriques-Normark, B., Whittaker, R., Pastore Celentano, L., Savulescu, C.
Accessibility and acceptability of infectious disease interventions among migrants in the eu/eea: A cerqual systematic review
Driedger, M., Mayhew, A., Welch, V., Agbata, E., Gruner, D., Greenaway, C., Noori, T., Sandu, M., Sangou, T., Mathew, C., Kaur, H., Pareek, M., Pottie, K.