18th meeting of the European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (ETAGE) (2018)
12–13 November 2018, Copenhagen, Denmark
The 18th meeting of the European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (ETAGE) took place in Copenhagen Denmark on 12 –13 November 2018 to review and discuss immunization activities and developments in the WHO European Region and provide advice to the WHO Regional Office on appropriate activities. Advice and guidance from ETAGE were sought on school entry vaccination checks, vaccination of healthcare workers and vaccination of pregnant women. Also discussed were the response to challenges faced in middle-income countries lacking donor support, cervical cancer elimination and the contribution of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, hepatitis B control, strengthening the capacities and opportunities for collaboration of national immunization technical advisory groups (NITAGs), and addressing challenges to vaccination uptake among migrants, particularly urban migrants.