Seasonal influenza vaccination recommendations & reality

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Policies and coverage of pandemic and seasonal vaccine in 53 Member States

Dr Caroline Brown, Head of Respiratory Pathogens Programme, WHO's Europe Office joined us at the World Vaccine Congress Lyon 2012 to present on the policies and coverage of pandemic and seasonal vaccines in 53 member states. The presentation focuses on the following talking points:

  1. WHO recommendations
  2. Recommendations for and monitoring of seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe
  3. Key challenges for seasonal influenza vaccination in Europe

Priority groups for influenza vaccination according to WHO are

  • Elderly
  • Children (6-59 months)
  • Residents of institutions for older persons and disabled
  • Healthcare workers
  • Pregnant women
  • Individuals with underlying chronic medical conditions

Download the full presentation here to get the full details on the polices and coverage of pandemic and seasonal vaccine in 53 Member States >

 

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