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  1. WHO recommends seasonal influenza vaccination of pregnant women to protect them and their newborn babies from infection, and to reduce the risk of influenza-related complications and hospitalization. Evidence shows that inactivated influenza vaccines are safe for both pregnant mothers and fetuses during all trimesters of pregnancy, and for breastfeeding women. However, maternal influenza vaccination uptake remains low in most of the WHO European Region, despite widespread national policies. http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/communicable-diseases/influenza/publications/2017/tailoring-immunization-programmes-for-seasonal-influenza-tip-flu-a-guide-for-increasing-pregnant-womens-uptake-of-seasonal-influenza-vaccination-2017
  2. Europe Immunization Programme Managers Meeting

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    WHO/Europe Immunization Programme Managers Meeting (PMM), 24-26 October 2017, Budva, Montenegro (link: http://www.euro.who.int/en/media-centre/events/events/2017/10/regional-meeting-of-national-immunization-programme-managers)
  3. Flu Awareness Campaign

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    See more at: http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/communicable-diseases/influenza/flu-awareness-campaign
  4. World Polio Day

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    See more at: https://www.endpolio.org/world-polio-day
  5. Vaccination can benefit all age groups, but is especially important for people at higher risk of serious influenza complications. Specific population groups may be targeted for vaccination depending on the objectives of the national vaccination programme, documented vaccine effectiveness, access to vaccine, and the ability to implement vaccination campaigns in the target groups. http://www.euro.who.int/en/health-topics/communicable-diseases/influenza/publications/2017/who-regional-office-for-europe-recommendations-on-influenza-vaccination-during-the-20172018-winter-season-september-2017
  6. Vaccine Volume 35, Issue 37, 5 September 2017, Pages 4840-4850 Abstract Objectives The success of vaccination strategies depends in part on population perceptions of benefits and risks of vaccines and related confidence in vaccination. Better knowledge of public concerns about vaccines and what is driving them is needed to inform vaccination strategies and communications. This literature reviewer examined studies on vaccine and vaccination risk perceptions and concerns across European populations. Read more
  7. VoICE is a browsable, queryable online database intended to capture the many ways in which immunization can be valued, and the evidence supporting this more comprehensive view of the value of vaccination. The information contained in the compendium has been drawn from peer-reviewed literature, expert commentaries and other high quality sources and synthesized with policy-focused global health advocacy organizations in mind. http://view-hub.org/voice/
  8. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/courses.html
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    The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) was established in 1999 to respond promptly, efficiently, and with scientific rigour to vaccine safety issues of potential global importance. Report from the previous meetings can be found here: http://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/committee/reports/en/
  10. The Guardian, 9 July 2017 Babies born from the 1 August will be offered new ‘hexavalent’ jab in effort to clamp down on infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Read the full article: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/09/hepatitis-b-jab-to-be-added-to-5-in-1-jab-for-babies-born-in-uk
  11. Immunisation Information Systems (IIS) are computerised confidential population based-systems containing individual-level information on vaccines received in a given area. They benefit individuals directly by ensuring vaccination according to the schedule and they provide information to vaccine providers and public health authorities responsible for the delivery and monitoring of an immunisation programme. In 2016, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) conducted a survey on the level of implementation and functionalities of IIS in 30 European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries. See the report on Eurosurveillance, 27 April
  12. There is an overview of the events by country in the calendar. Feel free to post about your events here in the forum, or send us an email on contact@immunize-europe.org and we can add your information to the calendar.
  13. Events in Brussels during EIW?

    Hi Gary, There is a short info on events in Belgium in the calendar, including DG SANTE workshop. Is that what you had in mind?
  14. Harvard University course: An in-depth look at the 1854 London cholera epidemic in Soho and its importance for the field of epidemiology.
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