Immunisation and vaccines
European Immunization Week
On the occasion of European Immunization Week, ECDC reiterates the importance of vaccination as the main way to bring people back together and to look toward the future with hope for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker
Vaccination campaigns against COVID-19 are well under way in EU/EEA countries. Monitor the progress and get the latest data via the COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker.Go to the Vaccine Tracker
Should I vaccinate my children? Many infectious diseases are very rare today thanks to vaccination, so the negative consequences of these diseases are sometimes forgotten. However, if people stopped being vaccinated, many of these diseases and related outbreaks could return.Watch the video!
Rapid Risk Assessment: COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA in the context of current vaccination coverage
Real-time monitoring shows substantial excess all-cause mortality during second wave of COVID-19 in Europe, October to December 2020
The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises
Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on tuberculosis laboratory services in Europe
Use of a whole genome sequencing-based approach for Mycobacterium tuberculosis surveillance in Europe in 2017-2019: an ECDC pilot study
Vaccine hesitancy refers to delay in acceptance or refusal of vaccines despite availability of vaccination services.
The proportion of the EU population who receive the recommended vaccine against diseases.
EU vaccination schedules
The Vaccine Schedule is an ECDC tool and interactive platform of vaccination schedules for individual European countries and specific age groups.
Immunisation Information Systems
Strong information systems to digitally record information about vaccination, Immunisation Information Systems (IIS), are an integral part of well-functioning vaccine programmes.
European Immunisation Week
European Immunisation Week (EIW) is celebrated across the European Region every April to raise awareness of the importance of immunization for people’s health and well-being.