European Immunisation Week, 2012Archived
ECDC marked the European Immunisation Week with a focus on assisting EU Member States eliminate measles in their population. The root cause of the continued measles transmission in the EU is the sub-optimal uptake of MMR vaccination over several years.
ECDC held the following actvities:
- "Free Thinkers" meeting 24-25 April in Stockholm
- Joint event with the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) on childhood vaccination, 4 May in Brussels
- Launch of the publication 'Communication on immunisation- building trust on 24 April
- Blog entries from ECDC vaccine-preventable disease experts in the European Immunisation Week platform
Individual decision-making and childhood vaccination
24 May 2013 to 24 May 2013 - ECDC organised a meeting among invited experts to exchange cross-disciplinary perspectives on the issue of MMR vaccination refusal among the general European population.
Inform, protect, immunise: engaging underserved populationsArchived
4 Sep 2012 to 6 Sep 2012 - Measles have re-emerged in the EU and the 2015 measles and rubella elimination target date set for Europe was looking progressively more challenging. The meeting aimed to find practical solutions to situation, especially within the WHO measles and rubella elimination target and facing economic crisis challenges.
'Free Thinkers for Measles Elimination' meetingArchived
24 Apr 2012 to 25 Apr 2012 - ECDC convened a meeting of public health experts and successful professionals with experience in management, marketing, campaigning, behaviour change and other professional areas. The purpose of the event was to generate new ideas for promoting measles vaccination in Europe.