Evidence review: social marketing for the prevention and control of communicable disease
This report provides a summary of social marketing for the prevention and control of communicable disease, with particular reference to the European context. It concludes that the international evidence base shows that social marketing can be an effective approach to behaviour change, and although the European evidence is limited, there have been some promising efforts in the area of hand hygiene and sexual health interventions.
As part of its ‘Insights into Health Communication’ series, ECDC has published an evidence review on the use of social marketing for the prevention and control of communicable disease, with a particular emphasis on the European context.
The report shows how social marketing principles have been successfully applied in hand hygiene and sexual health interventions, as well as highlighting the challenges ahead. It also offers insights for policy and practice such as the use of social marketing research methods in message development and dissemination.
Five international reviews and three European reviews were included in the report and include established, emergent and innovative practice.
Partial COVID-19 vaccination, vaccination following SARS-CoV-2 infection and heterologous vaccination schedule: summary of evidence
22 Jul 2021 - This document provides a review of evidence on three topics of interest (effectiveness of partial vaccination, immunogenicity and effectiveness of vaccination for previously infected individuals and safety and immunogenicity of heterologous schedules) to inform ongoing decision-making in relation to national vaccination policies and strategies in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries.
COVID-19 in children and the role of school settings in transmission - second update
8 Jul 2021 - The aim of this document is to provide an update on the knowledge surrounding the role of children in the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the role of schools in the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing in particular on the experience in EU/EEA countries since the beginning of the pandemic. This document also addresses transmission to and from staff in school settings, school-related mitigation measures including risk communication, testing, contact tracing, and the effectiveness and impacts of school closures.