Influenza vaccination of health care workers - can uptake be improved?
This online course was developed because seasonal influenza vaccination of health care workers (HCWs) is recommended in Europe but vaccination uptake remains low in most countries.
During the course information about influenza disease, protection against influenza, tools to assess vaccine uptake and barriers to vaccination as well as stimulating examples of successful campaigns was presented. The aim was the establishment of a community of vaccination campaign organisers in Europe that can help inspire each other to create informative and effective seasonal influenza vaccination campaigns year after year.
The course was self-paced with no moderation, and was available for enrolment from 25 October to 31 December 2016.
Read more in ECDC Virtual Academy (EVA).
If you are not registered in EVA but have access to another ECDC platform such as an extranet, TESSy etc you can use the same username and password. For everyone else, first register as a new user to EVA and then enrol on a course.
For further help please contact ICT.FrontOffice@ecdc.europa.eu
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