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.
UK parents’ decision-making about measles–mumps–rubella (MMR) vaccine 10 years after the MMR-autism controversy: A qualitative analysisArchived
This study indicates, as others have previously, that trust in health professionals and vaccine policy is central to acceptance of MMR.
EU/EEA Member States prepare for next round in annual reporting for verification of measles and rubella elimination
The summary of the the first intercountry meeting, held in Copenhagen on 24-25 March 2015, hosted jointly by WHO/Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) to address issues encountered by the national verfication committeees in European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) Member States.
Epidemiological update: Measles - monitoring European outbreaks, 23 March 2017
From September 2016 to 17 March 2017, Romania has reported 3 799 cases. In 2016, a number of EU/EEA countries reported measles outbreaks and an increase in the number of cases continues to be observed in 2017.
ECDC stresses importance of getting vaccinated before attending mass gathering events
Mass gathering events represent a risk for the spread of communicable diseases. ECDC is stressing the importance for European Union citizens planning to attend these events to be vaccinated against infectious diseases especially measles.
ECDC Director speaks on reinforcing trust, key role of doctors, healthcare workers to reach EU vaccination goalsArchived
The role of doctors and healthcare workers in direct contact with parents and children is paramount," said ECDC Director Dr. Marc Sprenger at the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany.
Inform, protect, immunise: tackling measles by engaging underserved populationsArchived
ECDC organised a meeting bringing together health care professionals, public health experts and representatives from the civil society to share best practice and discuss practical solutions to current situations of measles outbreaks, particularly in communities of underserved populations.
European Immunisation Week April, 2017
European Immunization Week (EIW) is celebrated across the European Region every April to raise awareness of the importance of immunization for people’s health and well-being. Under the slogan "Vaccines work" EIW 2017 focused on the need for and benefits of immunization at every stage in life.