Seasonal influenza vaccination and antiviral use in EU/EEA Member States
A survey was circulated in January 2018 to provide an update on seasonal influenza immunisation policies in 2017– 18 and obtain vaccination coverage rates in EU/EEA Member States for the 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017-18 (if available) influenza seasons. In addition, the survey mapped methods of monitoring vaccination coverage, vaccine dose number procured, payment mechanisms for vaccine and vaccine administration, vaccine products recommended by population groups and complementary antiviral use for treatment or prophylaxis in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
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Influenza vaccination coverage rates insufficient across EU Member States
None of the European Union (EU) Member States could demonstrate that they reach the EU target of 75% influenza vaccination coverage for vulnerable groups, according to a new report from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
Influenza vaccination coverage rates in the EU/EEAArchived
ECDC is collecting, sharing and disseminating information on national vaccination programmes and provides guidance for improving the overall performance of the vaccination systems in EU/EEA Member States. The latest data on vaccination coverage by country in the EU/EEA of different risk- and target groups are available in the reports listed on this page.
Factsheet about seasonal influenza
Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.