Introduction of human papillomavirus vaccination in Nordic countriesArchived
The paper provides and interesting review of the introduction of HPV vaccines in the Nordic countries.
Sander BB, Rebolj M, Valentiner-Branth P, Lynge E. Vaccine. 2011 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print]
Although culturally and historically close, these countries have a different HPV epidemiology, and important variations were observed in the way the vaccination was introduced across Nordic countries.
In contrast to other countries Norway did not include a catch-up program, whereas Denmark recently decided to include women up to the age of 26 years in the vaccination program. Sweden and Iceland at first decided to use the bivalent vaccine, whereas the other countries chose the quadrivalent vaccine.
The vaccine is delivered in school-based settings in Norway, Sweden and Iceland, whereas a mixed setting is used in Greenland and a primary setting in Denmark. Following the advice of the ECDC and the WHO, Norway, Sweden and Iceland have set up regular vaccination registers, whereas Greenland has not done so, and Denmark is in the process of establishing a comprehensive register.
World Health Organization recommendations for the influenza virus vaccine composition for the 2020 southern hemisphere season
11 Oct 2019 - On September 2019, WHO has agreed on the recommended composition of the quadrivalent and trivalent influenza vaccines for the southern hemisphere 2020 influenza season.
Extensively drug-resistant gonorrhoea: risk of further dissemination within and across Europe
1 Apr 2019 - ECDC comment on the study 'Detection in the United Kingdom of the Neisseria gonorrhoeae FC428 clone, with ceftriaxone resistance and intermediate resistance to azithromycin, October to December 2018' by Eyre et al. in the Eurosurveillance edition of 7 March 2019.