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The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has just published a new Technical Report assessing vaccination coverage rates for the influenza season 2012-13 compared against the previous season 2011-2012.
The report shows that although it is common for EU Member States to have recommendations in place for targeted or at-risk groups, such as older people, pregnant women, those suffering from chronic conditions and healthcare workers, vaccination coverage rates remain stagnant or in some cases show to be declining compared to previous seasons. Read more…
Vaccines Europe welcomes the Council Conclusions on “Vaccinations as an effective tool in public health”, adopted today by the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO) Council. The adopted Conclusions are a fundamental development on the EU political agenda for public health, and constitute an important basis to strengthen EU action in supporting Member States to implement effective immunisation programmes in the years to come.
The Council Conclusions recognise the core challenges affecting the “state of health” of vaccination programmes in the EU, which go from costly outbreaks of preventable diseases to the need of addressing demographic ageing through a life-course approach to vaccination. Read more…
Vaccines Europe is pleased to announce the publication in Vaccine of a cross-country comparative study analysing National Immunisation Technical Advisory Groups policies and practices.
This work comes at a crucial time in Europe where decision-making processes to include vaccines in national immunisation programmes is evolving as to optimise and facilitate timely and equitable populations’ access to innovative vaccines. The more and more, governments are opening multi-stakeholder debates including public health bodies, HTA agencies, budget-holders and industry to achieve effective decision-making and implementation of vaccination programmes. Read more…