6th November 2018

The 6th of November, ACN organized in Brussels an European training seminar on the theme of life-course vaccination opened to 20 selected leaders of civic and patients associations coming from different countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia, Albania, Kosovo, Croatia, Malta...). The reason was to responds to the need to be more up-to-date and prepared in the face of a phenomenon (the decrease in vaccination coverage) that has returned to topical relevance; to better identify, recognize and struggle the increased external factors that can negatively influence the vaccine policy in EU Member States and have updated information & knowing how to recognize official sources of information.

The speeches and materials of the event are ready for the download here below:

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Download the Speakers ‘biographies and the factsheet on vaccines.


Moderator: Suzanne Wait, The Health Policy Partnership

15:30 Welcome
Mariano Votta, Director of Active Citizenship Network

Vaccines and their impact on public health
Dr Mark Muscat,
Technical Officer, Vaccine-preventable Diseases and Immunization, WHO Regional Office for Europe

Overview European Vaccines Plan
Isabel de la Mata Barranco,
Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis management, DG SANTE

Distinguishing between credible source of information and fake news
George Griffin
, Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM)

Case studies

Irish campaign on papilloma virus:Maurice Kelly, Quality Improvement Health Protection Emergency Management, Health Services Executive HSE, Ireland

Nurse-run vaccination programs: Alessia Gramuglia, European Federation of Nurses Associations

Access to vaccines through community pharmacies: Jan De Belie, Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union, PGEUlink al PPT in allegato

Italian vaccination diary for life: Alberto Villani, Italian Society of Pediatrics (SIP)

Other useful documents
The organization and delivery of vaccination services in the European Union prepared for the EU Commission
State of Vaccine Confidence in the EU 2018 a Report for the EU Commission
Vaccination and trust (2017) by World Health Organization
A life-course approach to vaccination: adapting European policies by The Health Policy Partnership

Workshop: How can civic society be engaged on vaccination more effectively?

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The event has been realized thanks to the support of MSD

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