Assessing vaccine coverage is an essential component of vaccine programme monitoring and evaluation. Vaccine coverage data are available in EU/EEA countries at both national and subnational levels and are used for programmatic purposes at any level. European-wide data collection is performed by WHO through the Centralized Information System for Infectious Diseases, as part of the global data collection jointly conducted with UNICEF. Data quality and comparability are still challenging at an international level. According to available information, vaccination registries are available in 11 countries in the EU/EEA, but only in five countries do they have national coverage. In 2012 ECDC, through the VENICE II network, started the European Vaccination Coverage Collection System (EVACO project), with the final aim of improving the quality of vaccine coverage data at EU level, by defining and implementing standards.
|Autori:||Lopalco P; Carrillo Santisteve P|
|Titolo:||Actual immunization coverage throughout Europe: are existing data sufficient?|
|Anno del prodotto:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/1469-0691.12453|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|