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.
Video on vaccination: Monitoring the safety of vaccines in Europe
Vaccines have been used to prevent diseases in millions of people worldwide. But who monitors the safety of vaccines and how do they do it?
Video on vaccination: Fighting measles
Measles is one of the world’s most contagious diseases. The measles virus was identified in 1954 and a vaccine was introduced in 1963. Between 2000 and 2018, global measles deaths decreased by 73%, and 23 million deaths were prevented thanks to vaccination. But the fight is still ongoing. Learn more about it in our video (turn on subtitles in your language)!
Video on vaccination: Fighting polio
Polio is an infectious disease mostly contracted by children. One in two hundred people develop incurable paralysis after infection. In 1955, a vaccine was invented and was introduced on a wide scale. Thanks to global efforts, polio was eliminated from the Western Hemisphere by 1994, and has greatly decreased worldwide.
Video on vaccination: Eliminating smallpox
Smallpox was once a common, deadly disease, that killed a third of those who contracted it. 200 years ago, it was discovered that vaccination could prevent smallpox. Learn more about the fight against smallpox in our video (turn on subtitles in your language)!
Video on vaccination: How vaccines are approved in Europe
Only vaccines that are safe and effective are approved for use in the European Union. How does the process of vaccine authorisation look like? Watch our video (turn on subtitles in your language) to learn more!
ECDC launches e-learning course and operational tool for development of rapid risk assessments
ECDC launches a new e-learning course on rapid risk assessments (RRA) as well as an operational tool that describes the RRA methodology used by the Centre. The course and the tool support public health experts responsible for developing RRAs at European, national or sub-national level.