Public health action needed to mitigate the impact of respiratory pathogens for 2023-24 winter season in Europe
In an epidemiological update, the ECDC urges EU/EEA Member States to strengthen vaccination campaigns and prepare for the possible need to increase emergency department and ICU capacity
World Diabetes Day 2023: Why Influenza and Diabetes are important to consider jointly?
With the support of Sanofi, the Influenza Diabetes Community conducted a communications campaign to raise awareness of the impact of influenza on diabetes patients.
Policy & Recommendations
EPI-WIN Webinar: Seasonal Influenza Prevention and Control: National and Regional Perspectives
This webinar provides an overview of WHO resources available to support countries in developing/strengthening their programmes and highlight examples of national and regional good practices for seasonal influenza prevention and control.
Australian vaccination warning as flu lingers into summer 2023/24
Winter may be long gone and summer just around the corner, but the flu season is dragging on with all states continuing to record cases.
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.
Why Vaccinate Healthy 2- to 17-Year-Olds Against Influenza?
On February 2023, the French National Authority for Health (HAS) recommended extending flu shots to children aged 2-17 years without comorbidities.
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