Generic protocol on enhanced surveillance for invasive pneumococcal disease at the EU/EEA level

Technical report

The current generic protocol proposes a uniform approach for active invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) surveillance in children and enhanced surveillance in other age groups. Public health authorities can adapt the generic protocol to meet their specific needs. The document covers the description of the public health importance of IPD and rationale for surveillance, surveillance objectives, case identification, data collection, monitoring indicators and feedback and supervision.