Added by María José Mas Salguero on April 26, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments
I work as a Senior Expert on communicable diseases for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Views and opinions in this article are all mine and do not reflect those of ECDC.
Breakfast in a breathtaking view: Acropolis stands up majestically, as they were – I imagine – a very long time ago. I also imagine Ancient Greeks walking under the olive…Continue
Added by Irina Dinca on April 26, 2013 at 16:01 — No Comments
Why, as a pediatrician, do I think there is a need for child immunization? And not only a need, but a NECESSITY?
I grew up in a country where if you were told “the Party says you should do something” – the Comsomol (Young Communist League) replied “Yes!”. This is certainly a joke, but in general, it reflects the situation very well. We lived, studied, played sports, helped our parents, and, if it was needed, we were vaccinated. Just like that – no one ever thought of whether…Continue
Added by Leyla Namazova on April 26, 2013 at 14:55 — No Comments
Почему я, педиатр, считаю, что вакцинировать детей нужно? И не просто нужно, а ОБЯЗАТЕЛЬНО нужно?!
Я выросла в стране, где, если «Партия говорила: «Надо!», - то Комсомол отвечал: «Есть!». Это, конечно, шутка, но общий смысл передает очень точно. Мы жили, учились, занимались спортом, помогали родителям, и, если было нужно, вакцинировались. Именно так, - никто особенно не задумывался – нужно ли, безопасно ли, а может увильнуть?.. Нет, все были абсолютно уверенны, что…Continue
Added by Leyla Namazova on April 26, 2013 at 14:43 — No Comments
Ricardo Cortés Lastra, Member of the European Parliament, looks at the vital role of immunization from a global perspective.
This week we are celebrating immunisation week. What best occasion to come back on the progress made but also to look at challenges for scaling up and improve child health.
Everyday 19,000 children die, mainly of preventable diseases. The world has made progress over the last 25 years since, with a 40%…Continue
Added by WHO/Europe on April 26, 2013 at 14:22 — No Comments
On this post you can see the immunization information system of our region, Valencian Community (Spain).
(Valencian Community population are 5,100,000 people).
The SIV is a population-based nominal record that meets the requirements of confidentiality, security, simplicity, flexibility, compatibility, accessibility, thoroughness, data quality, and information feedback.
SIV has been developed progressively according to the…
Added by Ana María Alguacil on April 26, 2013 at 13:25 — No Comments
There are number of factors influencing decisions to vaccinate or not. The resistance of certain population groups and individuals to immunize their children has been debated by public health specialists for a number of years. Reasons for not vaccinating can vary – ranging from having a complicated relationship with the access to health services to personal religious and philosophical beliefs.
The barriers to vaccination associated with health systems’ organization include…
Added by svetla tsolova on April 25, 2013 at 14:39 — No Comments
Pierluigi from ECDC has a dream about a world where scientific evidence is more rewarding than rumours, blogged on this site a couple of days ago. I have a similar dream, of people deciding whether or not to get the flu vaccine based on facts. So let’s start off with some important facts:
Added by Caroline Brown on April 25, 2013 at 13:30 — No Comments
The national institute of public health (NIPH) published information about the week on the NIPH webpages:
In addition, this animated information video (silent) about measles and the importance of high vaccination coverage with…Continue
Added by Jeanette Stålcrantz on April 25, 2013 at 10:37 — No Comments
Denmark enjoys relatively high HPV coverage - . There are a number of reasons for this, one of the most important is that we looked at our own health care system and integrated HPV-vaccination in the normal childhood immunization programme. Other factors were careful planning for introduction of this new vaccine, transparency in decision making, focus on communication for health professionals and the public, preparation for reports of adverse events and support from…Continue
Added by Sigrid poulsen on April 24, 2013 at 11:29 — No Comments
Our colleagues in Wales are working all hours fighting an outbreak of measles that has put some 80 people in hospital. There are just short of 900 cases and, tragically, a 25 year old man suffering from measles died last week. I caught up with Dr Marion Lyons Consultant in Communicable Disease Control and the National Lead for Health Protection at Public Health Wales.…Continue
Added by Stephanie Brickman on April 24, 2013 at 11:27 — No Comments
We call them childhood diseases, associating them with the flushed, feverish cheeks of toddlers in pyjamas. But disease does not respect age boundaries and, as thousands of grown ups have already found out this year, you don’t have to be under five to catch measles. Increasingly we are seeing diseases like measles in susceptible adolescents and young adults.
The consequences can be severe both physically and in terms of life disruption – long absences from school, loss of educational…Continue
In this day and age, with all kinds of means of communication and all what we can find on the internet, scientific evidence alone has become insufficient to convince the public of the benefits of vaccination, surely if in addition to that, anti vaccine groups widely spread false information based on fallacies and deceptions.
For hesitant parents stuck between hard scientific data and fears caused by antivaxers, it‘s crucial that they take the good decision.
And it’s here that…Continue
Today, ECDC launched a complement of new resources to support front line health care workers and public health professionals working on routine vaccination programmes.
Added by ECDC on April 23, 2013 at 12:44 — No Comments
I am Pier Luigi Lopalco, heading the Vaccine-Preventable Diseases Programme of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily represent the ECDC's positions or opinions.
A prestigious medical journal published a paper suggesting an association between use of safety belts in cars and lung cancer. The hypothesis was very sophisticated butthe biological link unclear; the author of the study…Continue
Added by Oya Zeren Afsar on April 22, 2013 at 18:10 — No Comments
I work as a senior expert on communicable diseases for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The views and opinions expressed in this EIW blog are my personal ones and do not reflect those of ECDC.
Like many other communicable diseases, measles fluctuates over time. It has a seasonal variation with more cases occurring during spring and early summer and it also has a longer cycle with regular peaks separated by years with low transmission.…Continue
Added by Niklas Danielsson on April 22, 2013 at 14:57 — No Comments
Vaccines are arguably safer and better tested then anything else we put into our bodies. Safer than drugs. Safer than antibiotics. Safer than vitamins. Most people would agree that vaccines are probably safer than drugs and antibiotics, both of which have recognizable side effects. But vitamins? That’s a lot harder to believe. Even though it’s true.
Vitamins help convert food into energy. Without them, people suffer diseases like beriberi, pellagra, scurvy, and rickets: caused by…Continue
Added by Paul Offit on April 22, 2013 at 11:03 — No Comments
Developed in the Netherlands for orthodox Protestant parents and for healthcare professionals dealing with those parents.The brochures are based on the results of Helma Ruijs' (RIVM) thesis on Acceptance of Vaccination among Orthodox Protestants in The Netherlands.
The aim of the brochure for the parents is to stimulate them to make a deliberate decision on vaccination. The brochure was made in cooperation with a Christian patients' organization and largely consists of interviews with…Continue
Added by Robb Butler on April 22, 2013 at 10:54 — No Comments
European Immunization Week 2013
Flanders Region – Belgium
Top G. MD
Operation Vaccination! Give the measles the fatal jab!
In Flanders vaccinations against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) are given at the age of 12 months for the first dose and to children in the 5th year of primary school (aged about 10 years) for the second dose. A recent vaccination coverage study (EPI-survey) from 2012 indicates…Continue
Added by Top Geert on April 18, 2013 at 15:38 — No Comments