Prevention and control measures for rotavirus
Two rotavirus vaccines were authorised for prevention of rotavirus gastroenteritis in 2006. Authorised vaccines provide a high level of protection against severe disease in need of medical attention. Evidence suggests that rotavirus vaccination should be initiated before 12 weeks of age and can be administered together with other infant vaccines.
Preventive measures for infectious diseases
Find out more about prevention and control of vaccine-preventable diseases; guidance, action plans, communication plans and campaigns, vaccination coverage, childhood vaccination etc
Prevention and control measures for yellow fever
A safe, effective and inexpensive yellow fever attenuated vaccine, known as YF 17D, has been used for more than half a century. The vaccine is highly effective. Travelers to endemic areas are advised to check their vaccination status and get vaccinated if necessary.
Influenza vaccine effectiveness
Vaccine effectiveness is an estimate of the likelihood that a vaccine prevents influenza infection when used in everyday practice. To establish how well influenza vaccines work each season, influenza vaccine effectiveness is measured in observational studies. Vaccine effectiveness is an estimate of the likelihood that a vaccine prevents influenza infection when used in everyday practice.
Influenza communication guidelines: How to increase influenza vaccination uptake and promote preventive measures to limit its spread
The influenza vaccination communication guidelines provide advice, guidance and campaign materials to support national influenza vaccination campaigns with the purpose of increasing the influenza vaccination uptake in the EU Member States.
Risk groups for severe influenza
Some people are at high risk of serious complications as a result of influenza, some of which can be life-threatening and result in death. The risk groups includes people who are more likely than others to develop severe disease if they should be infected, such as the elderly, pregnant women, young children and people with underlying health conditions.
Immunity following influenza disease and administration of influenza vaccines
For infants the first encounter with influenza viruses commonly occurs in their first or second winter season. Subsequently, each individual acquires a number of influenza infections throughout life. It is expected that up to ~15% of a European population in a temperate climate is infected with influenza in any winter season with higher percentages in children and lower in older people.
Videos on vaccination against tetanus
Tetanus is transmitted by bacteria living in soil, animal saliva and manure which can enter the body through minor wounds on the skin.Today, a widely used vaccine protects against tetanus. Learn more about the fight against the disease in our video!