Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'Europe'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Discussions
    • Polio
    • Flu awareness
    • European Immunization Week, 23–29 April 2018
    • Migration and immunization
    • World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2017
    • European Immunization Week, 24 - 30 April 2017
    • General discussions
    • Education on Immunization
    • Data visualization
    • About NITAGs
    • Research papers, articles, and reports
    • News and social media
    • Updates from partners and stakeholders
    • European Immunization Week (2016)
    • Job opportunities
    • Q&A about the site
    • Innsbruck Treffen (private forum)

Categories

  • European Immunization Week 2018
    • Planning resources - EIW 2018
    • Brochures - EIW 2018
    • Infographics - EIW 2018
    • Posters - EIW 2018
    • Banners and social media - EIW 2018
    • Meeting folders - EIW 2018
  • Flu Awareness - 2017
    • Flu Awareness Campaign Posters
  • European Immunization Week 2017
    • Planning resources - EIW 2017
    • Brochures - EIW 2017
    • Infographics - EIW 2017
    • Posters - EIW 2017
    • Banners and social media - EIW 2017
    • Meeting folders - EIW 2017
  • Flu Awareness - 2016
    • Flu Awareness Campaign Posters
  • EIW 2016
    • Planning resources
    • Posters
    • Meeting folders

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


About Me


Gender


Location


Country

Found 12 results

  1. Campaign in Zoo took place at the end of immunization week on 28th of April at Tbilisi Zoo. Animators were invited for organizing entertainment activities for children such as games, competitions in dancing and painting. NCDC with volunteers from Tbilisi State Medical University will distribute all leaflets, balloons with campaign logo and chalks.
  2. On 27th of April working meeting on Measles was conducted with participation of over 50 staff of NCDC, WHO, UNICEF, CDC, regional public health specials and pediatricians to discuss issues on the below mentioned topics: - Measles and Rubella Global and Regional Epidemiological Overview - Analysis of Measles outbreak in Georgia - Immunization Coverage Survey results and recommendations - Results and recommendations of two KAP surveys on immunization conducted among parents (UNICEF funded) and Adults (CDC/WHO funded) - Immunization Management Module challenges and achievements - Responses to current measles outbreak - Measles and Rubella Elimination Plan
  3. Campaign in Policlinic. On 25th of April one of the big primary health care facility (policlinic) “Janmrtelobis Sakhli” involved in immunization program in Tbilisi hosted the campaign. During the campaign information leaflets and gifts such as balloons, mugs, paper notebooks, bags and pen with campaign logo was distributed among parents, their children and HCWs by NCDC and Medical University volunteers.
  4. Measles cases increase significantly in the last month in a number of EU/EEA countries Measles cases continue to increase in a number of EU/EEA countries. The highest number of cases to date in 2018 were in Romania (1 709), Greece (1 463) France (1 346) and Italy (411) respectively. Thirteen deaths have also been reported by these countries in 2018. Although cases in Romania and Greece remain high, of particular concern is the situation in France and Italy, with cases almost tripling in France since the previous update in March, and more than doubling in Italy. This is according to the most recent measles data collected by ECDC through epidemic intelligence and published in the Communicable Diseases Threats Report (CDTR) today. In the 12-month period between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018, 14 813 cases of measles were reported to ECDC through the European Surveillance System which is detailed in ECDC’s monthly measles and rubella monitoring report also published today. Of these cases where age was known, 35% were in children under five and 47% were in those 15 and older. Where vaccination status was known, 86% were unvaccinated. In order to reach elimination and protect those most vulnerable to severe complications and death from measles such as infants, 95% of the population needs to be vaccinated with two doses of measles-containing vaccine. Vaccination coverage was below 95% in 22 out of 29 EU/EEA countries for the second dose of a measles-containing vaccine according to the most recent data collected (WHO 2016), showing that further sustained action is needed. The data further showed the high proportion of cases among young adults who may have missed vaccination, highlighting the need for them to check their vaccination status and get vaccinated if needed. Read more The following outputs are available for a complete overview of data regarding measles outbreaks in the EU/EEA Communicable Disease Threat Report - “Measles and Rubella, Monitoring European and worldwide outbreaks” - Epidemic intelligence data Monthly measles and rubella monitoring report - European Surveillance System data (TESSy) Rapid risk assessment: risk of measles transmission in the EU/EEA – TESSy and epidemic intelligence data Bi-annual measles and rubella monitoring report -TESSy and epidemic intelligence data ECDC Atlas of Infectious Diseases -TESSy data ECDC vaccine scheduler
  5. 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
  6. until
    ECDC's Lucia Pastore Celentano, Head of the Vaccine Preventable Disease program will present on "Recent epidemiology and outbreaks of measles in Europe" at the ECCMID conference in Vienna. LuciaPC_ECCMID_240417_measles_final.pptx
  7. Measles does not only affect children: trends for 2016 and outbreaks in Europe during 2017 During the first 2 months of 2017 we have seen 1524 cases of measles reported from 14 EU/EEA countries. Measles does not only affect children but also older age groups. In 2014 over half of the cases were in adults over 20 years old, in 2015 and 2016 this age group accounted for approximately one third of all cases. Closing immunisation gaps in adolescents and adults who have not received vaccination in the past as well as strengthening routine childhood immunisation programmes will be vital to prevent future outbreaks and reach the elimination goal. The only way to prevent illness, disability and death from vaccine preventable diseases is through timely and complete vaccination according to each country’s national immunization schedule. ECDC joins the European Immunization Week initiative to increase awareness of the importance of immunisation throughout life and thereby help build and sustain immunity in all communities throughout the European Region. ECDC Acting Director Dr Andrea Ammon said “It is worrying to see accumulation of unvaccinated individuals and as a consequence outbreaks of measles in several European countries in recent months.” Ammon continues “A further challenge in reaching the elimination goal in Europe is the high proportion of cases observed in older age groups. In 2016 28% of measles cases were above 20 years old. ” Many adults do not realize that they are susceptible to vaccine preventable diseases. They may not have had access to currently available vaccines as a child, nor developed immunity to the diseases through natural infection. The age group accounting for the largest proportion of measles cases in both 2014 and 2015 was the over 20 year olds (53% in 2014, 38% in 2015). This highlights the importance of closing immunisation gaps in adolescents and adults who have not received vaccination in the past. "It is inacceptable to hear that children and adults are dying from disease where safe and cost-effective vaccines are available. Though vaccine coverage remains relatively high in the EU, we need to continue our efforts to raise awareness and acceptance of vaccination", says Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety. "The Commission is committed to stepping up EU support for national immunisation strategies. Improving access to vaccines, addressing vaccine shortages, countering vaccine hesitancy, facilitating comprehensive vaccination programmes and strengthening research and development are among our priorities." In the last twelve months, between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017, 5 881 cases of measles were reported by 30 EU/EEA countries; Romania accounted for 46% of all cases reported in this period. Other countries with a high proportion of cases were Italy (24 %), the United Kingdom (9%). A measles outbreak is ongoing in Romania and cases continue to be reported despite response measures that have been implemented at national level through reinforced vaccination activities. Since 1 January 2016 and as of 7 April 2017 a total of 4 090 cases were reported. In 2016, a number of other EU/EEA countries reported measles outbreaks, and an increase in the number of cases continues to be observed in 2017. In 10 countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain and Sweden) the number of cases reported in January-February 2017 was more than double compared to the same period in 2016. Despite the progress towards measles elimination reported by The Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination the vaccination coverage is still sub-optimal in many EU/EEA countries. Interrupting transmission requires at least 95% vaccination coverage with two doses in every district and community. The latest available data (2015) shows that the vaccination coverage for the second dose of measles was below 95% in 15 of 23 EU/EEA countries reporting on the second dose. The vaccination coverage for the first dose of measles was below 95% in 12 of 27 EU/EEA countries reporting on the first dose. If the elimination goal is to be reached, the vaccination coverage rates for children targeted by routine vaccination programmes will have to be increased in a number of countries. Also, immunisation gaps need to be closed in adolescents and adults who have missed opportunities for vaccination in the past. b. Graphics Trends for ECDC measles and rubella monitoring, 2013-2016.pptx Biannual measles rubella monitoring.pdf Measles_infographic.pdf
  8. The European Medicines Agency supports the European Immunization Week 2017. As part of our Annual Report 2016 to be published in May this year, a doctor, a researcher, and a regulatory body’s representative shared their thoughts on vaccine hesitancy. Their main quotes are encompassed in a set of images published under Gallery -> 'EIW 2017 materials'. The .pdf version of the interview is attached to this topic. vaccines interview final.pdf
  9. European Medicines Agency

    EMA_EIW_Interview_Vaccines_Hesitancy.PNG

    The European Medicines Agency supports the European Immunization Week 2017. As part of our Annual Report 2016 to be published in May this year, a doctor, a researcher and a regulatory body’s representative shared their thoughts on vaccine hesitancy.
  10. Overview of the 2015-2016 influenza season in EU/EEA countries. http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/healthtopics/seasonal_influenza/Pages/infographic-influenza-in-Europe-seasonal-overview.aspx

    © European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, 2016

  11. until
    Health ministers and high-level representatives of the 53 Member States of the WHO European Region, partner organizations and civil society will take part in the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 12–15 September 2016.
  12. Every country or territory in the world that was using trivalent oral polio vaccine (OPV) (containing all three serotypes of poliovirus) was scheduled to withdraw this vaccine from their immunization programmes and activities on one appointed day in the 2-week period 17 April –1 May 2016. They were to replace the vaccine with bivalent OPV – containing only types 1 and 3 – or move to an immunization schedule with only the inactivated form of polio vaccine (IPV). 19 of these countries are located in the WHO European Region. As of 2 May 2016, 150 of the 155 countries and territories have confirmed that they are no longer using tOPV. See live tracking of switch across the world: http://maps.who.int/OPV_switch/ More information on the switch in the European Region will be posted on this Forum in the coming days.
×