ECDC launches the report 'Countering online vaccine misinformation in the EU/EEA'
On June 29, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published the report ‘Countering online vaccine misinformation in the EU/EEA', with a focus on misinformation related to vaccination against measles (in combination with mumps and rubella), human papillomavirus (HPV), influenza, and COVID-19.
Countering online vaccine misinformation in the EU/EEA
This study provides insights for national public health authorities into the factors behind the spread of vaccine misinformation online and the options and capacities needed for responding to it.
Video on vaccination: Fighting 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.
Video on vaccination: Effective worldwide vaccination campaigns
Effective worldwide vaccination campaigns have dramatically reduced the number of deadly infections. Watch our video (turn on subtitles in your language!) and learn more about the vaccination success stories on the fight with smallpox, polio, tetanus and measles.