Rotavirus

Rotavirus causes about 25% of all diarrhoeal illnesses in children under 5, and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality globally. By age 5 years, almost all children have been exposed to the virus, with more than a quarter experiencing a symptomatic infection.

Rotavirus in the WHO European Region

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Expert advisory group reviews strategies to reach immunization goals in Europe

ETAGE met in Copenhagen, Denmark on 12–13 October 2016

European Immunization Week

Each year in April, EIW promotes the core message that the immunization of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life. The goal of the region-wide campaign is to increase vaccination coverage by raising awareness of the importance of immunization. EIW 2016 was celebrated on 24–30 April.

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Immunization advocacy library

Tools for immunization programme managers and other stakeholders to advocate for prioritization of immunization in political agendas and public health budgets

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Data and statistics

Introduction of rotavirus vaccine is strongly recommended in countries where diarrhoeal deaths account for ≥ 10% of mortality among children under 5 years of age.

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European Vaccine Action Plan 2015–2020

Roadmap towards a regional vision and goals for immunization and control of vaccine-preventable diseases

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Immunize Europe Forum

WHO/Europe is proud to announce the launch of a new online resource for the immunization community

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