Measles and rubella elimination: communicating the importance of vaccination
The goal of this project is to support EU Member States in their fight against measles and rubella. This report should enable Member States to engage in effective, evidence-based risk communication.
The goal of this project is to support EU Member States in their fight against measles and rubella. More specifically, this project aims to:
- dispel the myths about measles vaccination;
- offer scientific, evidence-based corrections of misperceptions on measles
- inform about rubella infections in pregnancy; and
- discuss the risks and benefits of vaccination against rubella for women of childbearing age.
This report should enable Member States to engage in effective, evidence-based risk communication. Information on measles and rubella is presented in a modular fashion, so it can be easily used in customised leaflets, flyers, or web pages. The facts presented in this report are intended to lower the barriers to measles and rubella vaccination and raise awareness for congenital rubella syndrome (CRS), including awareness for ante-natal screenings and post-partum vaccination.
Public consultation on HPV vaccines guidance opens
1 Apr 2019 - This guidance covers the following areas in relation to HPV vaccination: efficacy of the nine-valent HPV vaccine, HPV vaccination in people living with HIV and HPV vaccination in males and the cost-effectiveness of extending the HPV vaccination programme to include males.
Seasonal influenza vaccination and antiviral use in EU/EEA Member States
18 Dec 2018 - Overview of vaccine recommendations for 2017–2018 and vaccination coverage rates for 2015–2016 and 2016–2017 influenza seasons.
Retrospective surveillance and enhanced case-finding of congenital rubella syndrome cases
16 Nov 2018 - The generic protocol presented in this document was developed for ECDC by fellows of the EPIET programme to provide EU/EEA Member States with an adaptable tool to estimate the incidence of congenital rubella syndrome (CRS) cases in their countries.