Vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation: Core competencies
This report outlines the development of a competency framework covering key knowledge, skills and attitudes critical for the prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases and immunisation.
Immunisation information systems in the EU and EEA
This report presents the findings of a survey conducted by ECDC across EU/EEA countries that assessed the level of implementation of IIS and their functionalities, as well as the challenges encountered during the design and implementation.
Catalogue of interventions addressing vaccine hesitancy
This catalogue provides tools and information resources to support EU/EEA countries in addressing the challenging issue of vaccine hesitancy.
External quality assessment scheme for Neisseria meningitidis - 2014
In July 2014, a panel of two viable isolates of N. meningitidis of the major disease-causing serogroups with three simulated cerebrospinal fluid (non-culture) samples for molecular studies, was sent by UK NEQAS to 30 reference laboratories in the IBD-labnet surveillance network for quality assessment testing. This report summarises the diagnostic results submitted by the participating laboratories.
External quality assessment scheme for Streptococcus pneumoniae – 2014
In July 2014, a panel of three strains of Streptococcus pneumoniae and two simulated samples of cerebrospinal fluid was sent to 30 reference laboratories in the IBD-labnet surveillance network for quality assessment testing. This report summarises the diagnostic results submitted by the participating laboratories.
External quality assessment scheme for Haemophilus influenzae 2014
This report presents the results of an external quality assessment carried out in 2014 to test laboratories’ ability to correctly identify strains of Haemophilus influenzae.
Current practices in immunisation policymaking in European countries
This report describes and summarises the national processes for vaccine policymaking currently implemented in EU/EEA countries.
External quality assessment scheme 2011 for Neisseria meningitidis
This report on EQA performance shows that European Reference Laboratories for Meningococci differ in their capacities and the level of characterisation of the distributed N. meningitidis material, but that there have been improvements since the first ECDC IBD-labnet distribution.