Individual decision-making and childhood vaccination

24 May 2013
Stockholm, Sweden

ECDC organised a meeting among invited experts to exchange cross-disciplinary perspectives on the issue of MMR vaccination refusal among the general European population. ​

The meeting regarded epidemiology, anthropology, sociology and behavioural psychology disciplines.

Particular objectives for this workshop included:

  • To explore the key drivers behind recent trends in measles epidemiology and vaccination coverage in Europe
  • To identify and conceptualise the myriad of social and political factors that affect individual decision-making as concerns vaccination
  • To identify and examine good practices in public health practice for monitoring and addressing the level of public confidence in vaccines
  • To identify and prioritise potential ECDC activities in this field.