Low uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe may jeopardise capacity to protect people in next pandemic
Influenza vaccination coverage among high-risk groups has dropped in the European Region over the last seven years, and half the countries report a decrease in the number of vaccine doses available.
Estimates of pandemic influenza vaccine effectiveness in europe, 2009-2010: Results of influenza monitoring vaccine effectiveness in Europe (I-MOVE) multicentre case-control study
Valenciano, M., Kissling, E., Cohen, J.-M., Oroszi, B., Barret, A.-S., Rizzo, C., Nunes, B., Pitigoi, D., Camara, A.L., Mosnier, A., Horvath, J.K., O'Donnell, J., Bella, A., Guiomar, R., Lupulescu, E., Savulescu, C., Ciancio, B.C., Kramarz, P., Moren, A.
Moderate pandemic, not many dead - Learning the right lessons in Europe from the 2009 pandemic
Nicoll, A., McKee, M.
First steps in the design of a system to monitor vaccine effectiveness during seasonal and pandemic influenza in EU/EEA Member States
Valenciano, M., Ciancio, B., Moren, A.
European Commission: Influenza
Vaccination policy is a competence of national authorities however, the European Commission supports EU countries to coordinate their policies and programmes. To support EU countries in maintaining or increasing rates of vaccination, the EU Commission promotes seasonal flu vaccination to at risk groups.