Infographics and videos on immunisation

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Video on vaccination: Monitoring the safety of vaccines in Europe

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Vaccines have been used to prevent diseases in millions of people worldwide. But who monitors the safety of vaccines and how do they do it? Watch our video (turn on subtitles in your language!) to learn more about the safety net ensuring that all vaccines in the EU are safe and help to protect you and your family!

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Video on vaccination: Check your sources first before sharing

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Treat websites and other online sources with a critical eye, especially when it comes to information on health issues, such as vaccination. This is why ECDC, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Commission decided to create the European Vaccination Information Portal - a one-stop-shop with all the reliable information on vaccination in the European Union!

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Video on vaccination: Fighting measles

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Measles is one of the world’s most contagious diseases. The measles virus was identified in 1954 and a vaccine was introduced in 1963. Between 2000 and 2018, global measles deaths decreased by 73%, and 23 million deaths were prevented thanks to vaccination. But the fight is still ongoing. Learn more about it in our video (turn on subtitles in your language)!

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Video on vaccination: Fighting polio

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Polio is an infectious disease mostly contracted by children. One in two hundred people develop incurable paralysis after infection. In 1955, a vaccine was invented and was introduced on a wide scale. Thanks to global efforts, polio was eliminated from the Western Hemisphere by 1994, and has greatly decreased worldwide.

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Infographic: Protect unborn babies from rubella

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If a woman gets rubella shortly before getting pregnant or during the first three months of pregnancy, it is very likely to result in miscarriage or congenital anomalies known as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS).

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Measles affects all age groups, 2014-2017 data

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Period: 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2017

Measles can be contracted at any age. Infants and children are often believed to be the only age groups affected by measles, but the disease also spreads among teenagers and adults, so check your vaccination status.

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Measles is more contagious than you think

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The infographic explains how easily measles spreads.

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Leaflet - Measles is a serious disease

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This ECDC communication toolkit aims to support EU/EEA countries in their communication initiatives to increase immunisation uptake, in particular childhood vaccination.

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Infographic - Measles is a serious disease

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This ECDC communication toolkit aims to support EU/EEA countries in their communication initiatives to increase immunisation uptake, in particular childhood vaccination.

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Video: Measles in Europe

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Measles is a highly contagious disease, more contagious than influenza.

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Infographic: Measles in Europe - A picture of outbreaks in the EU/EEA, 2014

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Period: 01 Jan 2006 - 31 Dec 2013

Measles is an acute, highly contagious disease capable of creating epidemics. It can be contracted at any age.

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Measles: the journey of one outbreak

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In just one outbreak, 64 people caught measles in eight different regions across Slovenia, Italy and Belgium in less than eight weeks.