Meeting report: Understanding the behavioural aspects and the role of health communication in mitigating the impact of seasonal influenza
The meeting report covers health communication strategies that could be undertaken to better promote influenza prevention measures and the healthcare professionals’ role in the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination.
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.
Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccination policies and coverage in Europe
Mereckiene, J., Cotter, S., Weber, J.T., Nicoll, A., D'Ancona, F., Lopalco, P.L., Johansen, K., Wasley, A.M., Jorgensen, P., Levy-Bruhl, D., Giambi, C., Stefanoff, P., Dematte, L., O'Flanagan, D., VENICE Project Gatekeepers Grp
Moderate pandemic, not many dead - Learning the right lessons in Europe from the 2009 pandemic
Nicoll, A., McKee, M.
Seasonal influenza immunisation in Europe. Overview of recommendations and vaccination coverage for three seasons: Pre-pandemic (2008/09), pandemic (2009/10) and post-pandemic (2010/11)
Mereckiene, J., Cotter, S., Nicoll, A., Lopalco, P., Noori, T., Weber, J.T., D'Ancona, F., Lévy-Bruhl, D., Dematte, L., Giambi, C., Valentiner-Branth, P., Stankiewicz, I., Appelgren, E., O'Flanagan, D., Kral, C., Klein, J.P., van Damme, P., Sabbe, M., Wuillaume, F., Kojouharova, M., Kriz, B., Kyncl, J., Hadjianastassiou, C., Soteriou, S., Valentiner-Branth, P., Krause, T.G., Emborg, H.D., Pebody, R., Kerbo, N., Filippova, I., Leino, T., Levy-Bruhl, D., Bonmarin, I., Reiter, S., Wichmann, O., Stavrou, T., Molnar, Z., Gudnason, T., Cotter, S., D'Ancona, F., Rizzo, C., Perevoscikovs, J., Savickiene, E., Francoise, B., Melillo, T., Snijders, B., de Melker, H., Smyth, B., Feiring, B., Stankiewicz, I., Valente, P., Fernes, T., Popescu, R., McMenamin, J., Hudecova, H., Kraigher, A., Ucakar, V., Limia, A., del, Amo, I.P., Linde A., Cottrell, S.
Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe – Vaccination recommendations and coverage rates for eight influenza seasons (2007–2008 to 2014–2015)
Vaccination recommendations and coverage rates in the EU Member States for eight influenza seasons: 2007–2008 to 2014–2015.
Review of the scientific literature on drivers and barriers of seasonal influenza vaccination coverage in the EU/EEA
The report aims to provide a critical review of evidence on the barriers and drivers of seasonal influenza vaccination coverage in the EU/EEA. The report focuses on high-risk groups where high coverage of seasonal flu vaccination is most important. The 2009 Council of the European Union Recommendation on seasonal influenza vaccination encourages countries to implement measures that would increase seasonal influenza vaccination uptake to at least 75% for defined older age groups, and, if possible, for other risk groups. In support of this, the ECDC report summarises the evidence on what are the barriers and what are the drivers for seasonal influenza vaccination by each risk group