Policy & Recommendations
COP28: climate crisis is a health crisis, say scientific and health-focused organisations and experts
ESWI endorses a joint statement initiated by ERS and ELF to prioritise action to mitigate but also adapt to the health effects of climate change, to prepare societies and communities for a much more complex future.
A Fragile State of Preparedness: 2023 Report on the State of the World's Preparedness
The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) 2023 Report points out that global preparedness for pandemics and other disease outbreaks remains inadequate, making four key recommendations to urgently strengthen global preparedness.
The European Respiratory Virus Surveillance Summary (ERVISS)
This interactive dashboard provides a weekly integrated epidemiological summary for influenza, RSV and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 for the EU/EEA and the WHO European Region
EU Countries miss flu vaccination target (except for one)
European health ministers agreed on a target of vaccinating 75% of older people in 2009 ‒ almost all countries are still falling short.
Policy & Recommendations
Policy Recommendations for Empowering healthcare professionals for everyone’s protection
Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination releases on the EU Flu Day a set of Policy Recommendations for the EU and national governments to expand influenza vaccine uptake.
Seasonal influenza vaccination recommendations and coverage rates in EU/EEA Member States
An overview of vaccination recommendations for 2021-22 and coverage rates for the 2018–19 to 2020–21 influenza seasons.
WHO/Europe, EC and ECDC urge eligible groups to get vaccinated or boosted to save lives this autumn and winter
Last year’s autumn and winter seasons were unpredictable. Last winter, the cumulative impacts of influenza, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus or RSV hit the very young and the very old the hardest.
9th Influenza Conference 2023
The Ninth ESWI Influenza Conference: Highlights
ESWI 2023: 10 key take home messages
Vaccine Monitoring Platform research agenda
The Vaccine Monitoring Platform (VMP) is a collaboration between EMA and ECDC for the timely generation of independent real-world evidence (RWE) on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines in use in EU/EEA immunisation programs.
Invitation to participate in the second public survey to inform the global research agenda on Public Health and Social Measures
WHO welcomes stakeholders from sectors such as health, education, transportation, agriculture, finance, social services to complete a public survey to identify priorities for a global research agenda on Public Health and Social Measures (PHSM).
WHO welcomes historic commitment by world leaders for greater collaboration, governance and investment to prevent, prepare for and respond to future pandemics
“The first-ever head of state summit on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response is a historic milestone in the urgent drive to make all people of the world safer, and better protected from the devastating impacts of pandemics,” said Dr Tedros