EAP takes part in WHO/ECDC-led EIW campaign
To celebrate the European Immunization Week (23-28 April), a health initiative on the importance of vaccine confidence and increased immunisation rates by the WHO and the ECDC, EAP carried out a social media campaign in support of vaccination.
Statements from EAP representatives on increasing vaccine confidence, posted on Twitter throughout the EIW week, created high public interest and were widely shared by profiles of personalities like the EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis. All statements can be accessed and shared here. EAP’s Secretary General, Dr. Adamos Hadjipanayis, also took part in the European Medicines Agency (EMA)’s #VaccinesWork video.
Furthermore, EAP/Young EAP’s March blog article focussed on the the unmet WHO goal of measles eradication in Europe (with a fourfold rise of measles cases from 2016 to 2017) as well as a review of the last influenza season with all circulating virus strains well covered by the 4-valent vaccine, however, with persistently low vaccination rates. The full article can be read here.