Individual decision-making and childhood vaccination
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.
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.