Misconceptions about influenza vaccination
- Underlying illness
“You have to have underlying illness to benefit from the vaccine.”
WHO/Europe reports on ESWI Flu Summit
14 May 2013
2 May 2013 saw the Third ESWI Influenza Summit in Brussels, where over 90 influenza stakeholders engaged in an interesting debate about pertinent influenza issues. An extensive report of the Summit lectures and discussions will be published and disseminated in the weeks to come. Meanwhile, WHO/Europe has dedicated an online newsitem to the Summit. Read the WHO/Europe news item here.
ESWI FluQuest Workshop for Public Health Officials
12 March 2013
ESWI has set up an evidence-based study of pandemic response in Europe, and this unique survey revealed some remarkable trends, caveats and differences in Europe’s approach to pandemic preparedness planning. The results of the FluQuest survey will be presented during a one-day workshop in Brussels on 3 May 2013. ESWI invites all policy makers, key opinion leaders and preparedness officials to attend this unique event. Online registration is free of charge. Kindly visit www.eswiworkshop.org for more information about the FluQuest survey and the workshop.
The data presented at the FluQuest Workshop will be subject of a separate scientific publication and have hence been reviewed by an international panel of experts. The workshop provides a once-only occasion to learn about the survey results prior to publication.
Save the dates: 2-3 May 2013
17 January 2013
2 May 2013 will see the third edition of ESWI’s European Influenza Summit (to be held at the VUB - Brussels University). Again the aim of the one-day free of charge meeting will be to provide all influenza partners with an informal platform to exchange good practices and to initiate concrete actions to improve public health protection against influenza. Registration is now open at www.flusummit.org. Please visit the website regularly to stay informed of all developments in the programme.
On Friday 3 May, ESWI will organize a workshop for European Public Health Officials, also at the Brussels University. Topic of the workshop will be the outcome of the ESWI FluQuest survey in 11 countries. More information will soon be available on www.eswiworkshop.org.