Childhood immunisation conference: progress, challenges and prioritiesArchived
ECDC Director, Marc Sprenger, and several other ECDC experts addressed a conference on childhood immunisation over 16 and 17 October.
ECDC Director, Marc Sprenger, and several other ECDC experts will address a conference on childhood immunisation over 16 and 17 October. The conference has been organised by the DG Health and Consumers, European Commission, and is primarily for national policy officials, experts in the field of immunisation, healthcare professionals associations and others. Marc Sprenger focuses on the measles situation in his introductory speech to the conference. He emphasises that it is possible to eliminate measles from Europe but more needs to be done in order to achieve this. The conference will consider a range of topics including: strengthening and monitoring immunisation programmes, how to improve the vaccination offer, improving access to hard to reach communities and improving awareness and trust in the public.
Update on the global polio situation and implications for the EU/EEA
6 Dec 2019 - According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one EU/EEA country (Romania) and two neighbouring countries (Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ukraine) remain at high risk of a sustained polio outbreak partly due to insufficient vaccination coverage.
Epidemiological update: West Nile virus transmission season in Europe, 2019
5 Dec 2019 - As of 4 December 2019, European Union (EU) Member States and EU neighbouring countries reported 463 human infections in 2019. The last cases of this transmission season were reported by Italy in week 46.