Actual immunization coverage throughout Europe: are existing data sufficient?

Author: Lopalco- P L & Carrillo Santisteve- P
Tags: Data quality

Abstract

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.

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Type Journal article
Language English
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PubMed URL http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24283205
Journal Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume 20 Suppl 5
Year 2014
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