Last year’s flu vaccine was much better than we thought

Last winter’s flu vaccine did much better than we first thought at fighting the disease and saving lives. The results were still not great and the overall death rate over the winter among older people in particular was high this year, but vaccination appears to have helped much more than previously estimated.

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Updated data on immunization coverage published by WHO and UNICEF

The number of countries reaching and sustaining 90% coverage of children with routine life-saving vaccinations has doubled since 2000. Updated data on the status of immunization worldwide in 2014 reveal that 129 countries, 6 more than in 2013, now immunize at least 90% of their children with the required 3 doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis containing vaccines […]

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The World Immunization Week 24-30 April 2015 – Close the immunization gap

World Immunization Week – celebrated in the last week of April (24-30) aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Read more  

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European Immunization Week 2015 at European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of European Immunization Week (EIW), ECDC is releasing a new complement of data, tools, blogs and updates to support public health authorities in their work against vaccine preventable diseases. Read more

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