Misconceptions about influenza vaccination


“Many doctors think flu vaccination is a burden to the public health system.”

Why is this a misconception?

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  • Science Policy Interface: final programme now ready

    9 April 2014

    Influenza remains a source of public health concern. It is high time to discuss the latest scientific advances as well as the most efficient management strategies for pandemics and annual influenza outbreaks. Public health officials, policy makers and influenza experts are therefore kindly invited to join their colleagues in the Science Policy Interface at the Fifth ESWI Influenza Conference.

    The separate SPI programme is specifically designed to bridge the gap between science and health policy. In seven sessions, the world's leading experts will ‘translate’ the newest scientific data into daily policy practice. The final programme brochure is available here. Registration and information: www.eswiconference.org.

  • Damian Ekiert is the 2014 ESWI Young Scientist Award winner

    5 February 2014

    As part of its commitment to the future of the influenza field, ESWI launched the third edition of the Influenza Award for Young Scientists on 15 October 2013.  Among 15 other submissions, the work of Dr. Damian Ekiert (University of California) received the highest rates after evaluation by the 10 jurors of the International Selection Committee. The jurors unanimously recognized the high scientific quality and relevance of the submissions. All applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for a travel and accommodation grant, should they be interested in attending the Fifth ESWI Influenza Conference (14-17 September 2014 in Riga, Latvia). In total, ESWI will provide some 50 travel and accommodation grants through the ESWI Young Scientist Fund. More info on the conditions and the application procedure is to be found here


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  • ESWI 2014 conference registrations now open

    23 January 2014

    ESWI will hold the fifth edition of its ESWI Influenza Conferen-ces in Riga, Latvia, on 14–17 September 2014. While the Organizing Committee is going to all lengths to develop top-level programmes for scientific experts and public health officials, the conference website now features general delegate and sponsor information, important dates, preliminary programmes and a registration module. Kindly check www.eswiconference.com or download the first announcement.

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