Effectiveness of influenza vaccine against influenza A in Europe in seasons of different A(H1N1)pdm09 and the same A(H3N2) vaccine components (2016–17 and 2017–18)
Kissling, E., Pozo, F., Buda, S., Vilcu, A.-M., Rizzo, C., Gherasim, A., Horváth, J.K., Brytting, M., Domegan, L., Meijer, A., Paradowska-Stankiewicz, I., Machado, A., Vučina, V.V., Lazar, M., Johansen, K., Dürrwald, R., van der Werf, S., Bella, A., Larrauri, A., Ferenczi, A., Zakikhany, K., O'Donnell, J., Dijkstra, F., Bogusz, J., Guiomar, R., Filipović, S.K., Pitigoi, D., Penttinen, P., Valenciano, M.
Low 2018/19 vaccine effectiveness against influenza A(H3N2) among 15-64-year-olds in Europe: exploration by birth cohort
Kissling, E., Pozo, F., Buda, S., Vilcu, A.-M., Gherasim, A., Brytting, M., Domegan, L., Gómez, V., Meijer, A., Lazar, M., Vučina, V.V., Dürrwald, R., van der Werf, S., Larrauri, A., Enkirch, T., O'Donnell, J., Guiomar, R., Hooiveld, M., Petrović, G., Stoian, E., Penttinen, P., Valenciano, M., I-Move Primary Care Study Team
Flu Awareness Week, 21-25 October 2019
The Flu Awareness Week is marked across the WHO European Region every year in October. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination for people’s health and well-being and to increase the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination of people with underlying risk factors.
Flu Awareness Week, 22 – 26 October 2018
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.
Expert opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy
ECDC has published an Expert Opinion on rotavirus vaccination in infancy. The paper provides EU/EEA Member States with relevant scientific information on burden of rotavirus disease, vaccine effectiveness and safety, and cost-effectiveness studies to support the decision-making process on the possible introduction of routine vaccination of children against rotavirus gastroenteritis.
Effect of introducing high-valency pneumococcal conjugate vaccines on invasive pneumococcal disease in children
This is the main finding of a recent article based on data from The Streptococcus pneumoniae Invasive Disease network (SpIDnet).
Seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe – Vaccination recommendations and coverage rates for 2013-14 and 2014-15
Overview of vaccination recommendations and coverage rates in the EU Member States for the 2013–14 and 2014–15 influenza seasons.