Expert opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy
ECDC has published an Expert Opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy. The paper provides EU/EEA Member States with relevant scientific information on burden of rotavirus disease, vaccine effectiveness and safety, and cost-effectiveness studies to support the decision-making process on the possible introduction of routine vaccination of children against rotavirus gastroenteritis.
Where are we in our understanding of the association between narcolepsy and one of the 2009 adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1) vaccines?
Johansen, K., Brasseur, D., MacDonald, N., Nohynek, H., Vandeputte, J., Wood, D., Neels, P.
Vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers and their patients in Europe
The aim of this research project is to have a better understanding of vaccine hesitancy and safety concerns among healthcare vaccine providers and their patients in Europe and to explore the link and potential influence between the two groups.
Antibodies to influenza nucleoprotein cross-react with human hypocretin receptor 2
This new publication from Novartis in collaboration with public health and academic researchers in Finland and the US adds to the evidence-base on how narcolepsy might have been triggered in genetically susceptible individuals.
Update on narcolepsy cases associated with Pandemrix vaccination in 2009 in the Netherlands
In November 2014, the Pharmacovigilance Centre of Netherlands (Lareb) provided an updated overview of Dutch cases of narcolepsy reported to have a link to Pandemrix.
Guillain-Barré syndrome and adjuvanted pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 vaccines: A multinational self-controlled case series in Europe
Romio, S., Weibel, D., Dieleman, J.P., Olberg, H.K., de Vries, C.S., Sammon, C., rews, N., Svanström, H., Mølgaard-Nielsen, D., Hviid, A., Lapeyre-Mestre, M., Sommet, A., Saussier, C., Castot, A., Heijbel, H., Arnheim-Dahlström, L., Sparen, P., Mosseveld, M., Schuemie, M., van der Maas, N., Jacobs, B.C., Leino, T., Kilpi, T., Storsaeter, J., Johansen, K., Kramarz, P., Bonhoeffer, J., Sturkenboom, M.C.J.M.