EU Flu Day 2022: Making influenza vaccination a priority across Europe

When 12 Oct 2022

BY Vaccines Europe

This year’s EU Flu Day will take place on 12 October 2022, drawing attention to the on average low coverage rates for the influenza vaccination compared to the WHO 75% target for at-risk groups and health professionals, which was acknowledged as an EU target in the 2009 Council Recommendation on seasonal influenza vaccination.

While several European countries took additional measures to try to mitigate the risks of a severe influenza season this winter, which should be highlighted as best practices going forward, the lack of a timely monitoring system of influenza vaccination coverage rates in Europe is making surveillance and progress tracking very difficult.

The Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination is inviting EU and Member State stakeholders to join the third annual EU Flu Day to raise awareness on the need for better protection against seasonal influenza for European citizens and health systems. For more information on EU Flu Day 2022, click here.