Technical guidance on the Introduction of HPV vaccines in European Union countries – an update
In January 2008, a panel of ECDC experts produced the Guidance for the introduction of HPV vaccines in EU countries. Since then, the European Union has come a long way: most countries have implemented national vaccination programmes for adolescent girls and a significant number have also introduced catch-up programmes for young women.
Effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination: Generic study protocols for retrospective case control and cohort studies based on computerised databases
In Europe, routine rotavirus vaccination of infants at the national level has been introduced with one or two vaccine brands in Finland, Austria, Luxembourg and Belgium within well-baby clinics or administered by general practitioners and paediatricians. When introducing a new vaccine, it is crucial to conduct studies evaluating the vaccination’s impact and effectiveness in order to decide on recommendations for its future use.
Core competencies for infection control and hospital hygiene professionals in the European Union
This document is published with the intent of proposing a comprehensive list of core competencies that should be adopted by infection control and hospital hygiene professionals across Europe.
Handbook on simulation exercises in EU public health settings
The purpose of this simulation exercise handbook is to support organisations in the public health sector in strengthening their response to events involving communicable diseases, based on effective simulation exercises as a part of preparedness.
Guide to public health measures to reduce the impact of influenza pandemics in Europe – ‘The ECDC Menu’
This document presents a menu of possible public measures to be taken during influenza pandemics, giving public health and scientific information on what is known or can be said about their likely effectiveness, costs (direct and indirect), acceptability, public expectations and other more practical considerations. The ‘ECDC Menu’ aims to help EU Member States and institutions, individually or collectively, decide which measures they will apply.
Communication strategies for the prevention of HIV, STI and hepatitis among MSM in Europe
This document provides guidance for developing innovative and effective communication strategies to promote a culture of lower risk behaviour in the MSM community in the European Union and European Economic Area.
Communication toolkit on immunisation: How to increase immunisation uptake
This ECDC communication toolkit aims to support EU/EEA countries in their communication initiatives to increase immunisation uptake, in particular childhood vaccination. It provides template materials that health authorities can adapt to develop their own communication initiatives, in line with national, regional or local strategies and needs.
Utilising social media for HIV/STI prevention programmes among young people
A handbook for public health programme managers working on STI/HIV prevention programmes for young people aged 15–24 years in EU/EEA countries.
Public health emergency preparedness: Core competencies for EU Member States
This report seeks to identify both the strengths and the areas for improvement of public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) in the European Union Member States.
Use of Twitter for HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in the European Union/European Economic Area
An ECDC guide to effective use of digital platforms for HIV prevention