Webinar for influenza focal points in Europe for start of the influenza season

19 October 2018, 10:30-11:15 CEST

WHO/Europe and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control will co-host a webinar for influenza focal points from Member States in the WHO European Region on 19 October 2018.

The webinar will:

  • present an overview of the southern hemisphere influenza season;
  • report on the outcome of the recent vaccine strain selection meeting; and
  • provide updates on:
    • the qualitative indicator changes;
    • the antigenic and genetic characterization of influenza viruses; and
    • the changes to metadata reporting and guideline documents.