17th meeting of the European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization

26–27 October 2017, Budva, Montenegro

The European Technical Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (ETAGE) meets annually to advise WHO/Europe’s Vaccine-preventable Diseases and Immunization programme on specific issues and to review progress towards the regional vaccine-preventable diseases prevention goals.

The 17th meeting of ETAGE will include chairs and representatives from all 45 national technical advisory groups (NITAGs) in the WHO European Region – alongside immunization partner agencies and organizations.

The objectives of the meeting are to request advice and guidance from ETAGE members on key topics and issues, including:

  • challenges facing NITAG functionality, operations, guidance and communication
  • mid-term evaluation of the European Vaccine Action Plan
  • vaccine supply and procurement challenges.