National seasonal influenza vaccination survey in Europe, 2008.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302724
Title:
National seasonal influenza vaccination survey in Europe, 2008.
Authors:
Mereckiene, J; Cotter, S; Nicoll, A; Levy-Bruhl, D; Ferro, A; Tridente, G; Zanoni, G; Berra, P; Salmaso, S; O'Flanagan, D; O Flanagan, D
Affiliation:
Health Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin, Ireland. jolita.mereckiene@hse.ie
Citation:
National seasonal influenza vaccination survey in Europe, 2008. 2008, 13 (43): Euro Surveill.
Publisher:
Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Journal:
Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Issue Date:
23-Oct-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/302724
PubMed ID:
18947524
Additional Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18947524
Abstract:
A cross-sectional survey was undertaken with the European Union (EU) Member States and Norway and Iceland to describe seasonal influenza immunisation in the 2006-7 season, in particular to identify country-specific recommendations for risk groups, obtain vaccine uptake information and allow comparison with global recommendations. A standardised questionnaire was completed electronically by each country's project gatekeeper. Of the 29 countries surveyed, 28 recommended seasonal influenza vaccination for older age groups (22 for those aged > 65 years), and in one country vaccine was recommended for all age groups. All countries recommended vaccinating patients with chronic pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases and most countries advised to immunise patients with haematologic or metabolic disorders (n=28), immunologic disorders (n=27) and renal disease (n=27), as well as residents of long-term care facilities (n=24). Most countries recommended vaccination for staff in hospitals (n=25), long-term care facilities (n=25) and outpatient clinics (n=23), and one-third had such recommendations for workers in essential (n=10), military (n=10) and veterinary services (n=10) and poultry industry (n=13). Eight countries recommended vaccine for pregnant women; and five advised to vaccinate children (with age limits ranging from 6 months to 5 years). Twenty countries measured influenza vaccine uptake among those aged > 65 years (range 1.8%-82.1%), seven reported uptake in healthcare workers (range 14%-48%) and seven assessed coverage in persons with underlying medical conditions (range 27.6%-75.2%). The data provided by this study can assist EU states to assess and compare their influenza vaccination programme performance with other countries. The information provides a comprehensive overview of policies and programmes and their outcomes and can be used to inform joint discussions on how the national policies in the EU might be standardised in the future to achieve optimal coverage. Annual surveys could be used to monitor changes in these national policies.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
A cross-sectional survey was undertaken with the European Union (EU) Member States and Norway and Iceland to describe seasonal influenza immunisation in the 2006-7 season, in particular to identify country-specific recommendations for risk groups, obtain vaccine uptake information and allow comparison with global recommendations. A standardised questionnaire was completed electronically by each country's project gatekeeper. Of the 29 countries surveyed, 28 recommended seasonal influenza vaccination for older age groups (22 for those aged > 65 years), and in one country vaccine was recommended for all age groups. All countries recommended vaccinating patients with chronic pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases and most countries advised to immunise patients with haematologic or metabolic disorders (n=28), immunologic disorders (n=27) and renal disease (n=27), as well as residents of long-term care facilities (n=24). Most countries recommended vaccination for staff in hospitals (n=25), long-term care facilities (n=25) and outpatient clinics (n=23), and one-third had such recommendations for workers in essential (n=10), military (n=10) and veterinary services (n=10) and poultry industry (n=13). Eight countries recommended vaccine for pregnant women; and five advised to vaccinate children (with age limits ranging from 6 months to 5 years). Twenty countries measured influenza vaccine uptake among those aged > 65 years (range 1.8%-82.1%), seven reported uptake in healthcare workers (range 14%-48%) and seven assessed coverage in persons with underlying medical conditions (range 27.6%-75.2%). The data provided by this study can assist EU states to assess and compare their influenza vaccination programme performance with other countries. The information provides a comprehensive overview of policies and programmes and their outcomes and can be used to inform joint discussions on how the national policies in the EU might be standardised in the future to achieve optimal coverage. Annual surveys could be used to monitor changes in these national policies.
Keywords:
INFLUENZA; IMMUNISATION
MeSH:
Aged; Chronic Disease; Cross-Sectional Studies; Europe; Female; Health Planning Guidelines; Humans; Immunization Programs; Influenza, Human; Male; Middle Aged; Pregnancy
ISSN:
1560-7917

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMereckiene, Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCotter, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorNicoll, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLevy-Bruhl, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorFerro, Aen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTridente, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorZanoni, Gen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBerra, Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSalmaso, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Flanagan, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorO Flanagan, Den_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-04T14:12:23Z-
dc.date.available2013-10-04T14:12:23Z-
dc.date.issued2008-10-23-
dc.identifier.citationNational seasonal influenza vaccination survey in Europe, 2008. 2008, 13 (43): Euro Surveill.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1560-7917-
dc.identifier.pmid18947524-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/302724-
dc.descriptionA cross-sectional survey was undertaken with the European Union (EU) Member States and Norway and Iceland to describe seasonal influenza immunisation in the 2006-7 season, in particular to identify country-specific recommendations for risk groups, obtain vaccine uptake information and allow comparison with global recommendations. A standardised questionnaire was completed electronically by each country's project gatekeeper. Of the 29 countries surveyed, 28 recommended seasonal influenza vaccination for older age groups (22 for those aged > 65 years), and in one country vaccine was recommended for all age groups. All countries recommended vaccinating patients with chronic pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases and most countries advised to immunise patients with haematologic or metabolic disorders (n=28), immunologic disorders (n=27) and renal disease (n=27), as well as residents of long-term care facilities (n=24). Most countries recommended vaccination for staff in hospitals (n=25), long-term care facilities (n=25) and outpatient clinics (n=23), and one-third had such recommendations for workers in essential (n=10), military (n=10) and veterinary services (n=10) and poultry industry (n=13). Eight countries recommended vaccine for pregnant women; and five advised to vaccinate children (with age limits ranging from 6 months to 5 years). Twenty countries measured influenza vaccine uptake among those aged > 65 years (range 1.8%-82.1%), seven reported uptake in healthcare workers (range 14%-48%) and seven assessed coverage in persons with underlying medical conditions (range 27.6%-75.2%). The data provided by this study can assist EU states to assess and compare their influenza vaccination programme performance with other countries. The information provides a comprehensive overview of policies and programmes and their outcomes and can be used to inform joint discussions on how the national policies in the EU might be standardised in the future to achieve optimal coverage. Annual surveys could be used to monitor changes in these national policies.en_GB
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional survey was undertaken with the European Union (EU) Member States and Norway and Iceland to describe seasonal influenza immunisation in the 2006-7 season, in particular to identify country-specific recommendations for risk groups, obtain vaccine uptake information and allow comparison with global recommendations. A standardised questionnaire was completed electronically by each country's project gatekeeper. Of the 29 countries surveyed, 28 recommended seasonal influenza vaccination for older age groups (22 for those aged > 65 years), and in one country vaccine was recommended for all age groups. All countries recommended vaccinating patients with chronic pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases and most countries advised to immunise patients with haematologic or metabolic disorders (n=28), immunologic disorders (n=27) and renal disease (n=27), as well as residents of long-term care facilities (n=24). Most countries recommended vaccination for staff in hospitals (n=25), long-term care facilities (n=25) and outpatient clinics (n=23), and one-third had such recommendations for workers in essential (n=10), military (n=10) and veterinary services (n=10) and poultry industry (n=13). Eight countries recommended vaccine for pregnant women; and five advised to vaccinate children (with age limits ranging from 6 months to 5 years). Twenty countries measured influenza vaccine uptake among those aged > 65 years (range 1.8%-82.1%), seven reported uptake in healthcare workers (range 14%-48%) and seven assessed coverage in persons with underlying medical conditions (range 27.6%-75.2%). The data provided by this study can assist EU states to assess and compare their influenza vaccination programme performance with other countries. The information provides a comprehensive overview of policies and programmes and their outcomes and can be used to inform joint discussions on how the national policies in the EU might be standardised in the future to achieve optimal coverage. Annual surveys could be used to monitor changes in these national policies.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletinen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18947524en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Euro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletinen_GB
dc.subjectINFLUENZAen_GB
dc.subjectIMMUNISATIONen_GB
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshChronic Disease-
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studies-
dc.subject.meshEurope-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHealth Planning Guidelines-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshImmunization Programs-
dc.subject.meshInfluenza, Human-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy-
dc.titleNational seasonal influenza vaccination survey in Europe, 2008.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentHealth Protection Surveillance Centre, Dublin, Ireland. jolita.mereckiene@hse.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalEuro surveillance : bulletin Européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletinen_GB

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