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.
'Free Thinkers for Measles Elimination' meetingArchived
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.
Inform, protect, immunise: engaging underserved populationsArchived
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.
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.
European Immunisation Week, 2016
European Immunization Week (EIW) is celebrated across the European Region every April. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of immunization for people’s health and well-being. Activities in 2016 focused on the progress and challenges in the Region’s concerted effort to eliminate measles and rubella.
Ongoing outbreak of measles in Oslo, Norway, January–February 2011Archived
Between 19 January and 17 February 2011, 10 cases of measles (eight laboratory-confirmed and two probable) were reported in Oslo, with the majority of cases in a mainly unvaccinated Somali community.
Who Gets Measles in EuropeArchived
This article, included in The Journal of Infectious Diseases special supplement on measles and rubella, provides an overview of the affected groups and the public settings in which measles transmission occurred in Europe in 2005–2009.