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.
Lessons learnt from pandemic A(H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccination. Highlights of a European workshop in Brussels (22 March 2010)
Hanquet, G., van Damme, P., Brasseur, D., de Cuyper, X., Gregor, S., Holmberg, M., Martin, R., Molnar, Z., Pompa, M.G., Snacken, R., van der Se, M., van Ranst, M., Wirtz, A., Neels, P.
Overview Of Pandemic Influenza A(h1n1) 2009 Vaccination In Europe. Preliminary Results Of Survey Conducted By Venice, 2010Archived
Mereckiene, J., Cotter, S., Weber, T., D'Ancona, F., Nicoll, A., Lopalco, P., Giambi, C., Levy-Bruhl, D., Johansen, K., Dematte, L., Salmaso, S., Stefanoff, P., Greco, D., Polkowska, A., O'Flanagan, D.
Moderate pandemic, not many dead - Learning the right lessons in Europe from the 2009 pandemic
Nicoll, A., McKee, M.
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.
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.
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.
Understanding the association between narcolepsy and one of the 2009 adjuvanted influenza A (H1N1) vaccines
This meeting was designed to offer a place to exchange the latest information on into the development of narcolepsy following vaccination with one of the 2009 adjuvanted influenza A(H1N1) vaccines.
No association found between pandemic influenza vaccination and Guillain-Barre Syndrome in EuropeArchived
Due to an association that was observed in the United States between a swine-flu based human influenza vaccine developed in 1976 and the disease acute polyneuropathy Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) (1,2), GBS was one of the adverse events that was monitored in Europe and North America (3) following the 2009 influenza pandemic vaccination campaigns.