WORKING GROUP ON RSV INFECTIONS

 
             
 

Establishing the Burden and Advocating the Importance of RSV Prevention for All Young Children

 
             
 

The RSV Prevention Working Group aims to advise evidence-based strategies, practices, and policies to:

  • Establish the real burden of RSV on our healthcare systems across Europe
  • Advocate for improved surveillance to understand the burden of hospitalisation that RSV admission causes each season
  •  Improve our understanding of seasonality in terms of RSV prevention
  • Work to avoid the unnecessary hospitalisation of under 5s by the use of RSV prevention policies across Europe
  •  Develop strategies to communicate the RSV Burden, and the Need to Protect all Infants, to Healthcare Professionals and Policymakers
 
             
 

Would you like to join the group and participate in the meetings and the work? Send us a request 

   
             
             
 

MEMBERS AND PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS

 
 

Lieke Sanders(Institute of Public health and the Environment, Netherlands) Francisco Ribeiro Mourao (European Junior Doctors) ● Simon Nadel (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust) ● Susanna Esposito (World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders) ● Eugenio Baraldi (Respiratory Syncytial Virus Network) ● Irena Bralic (University of Split) ● Chloe Lebbos (European Pharmaceutical Students' Association) ● Francois Angoulvant (Hôpital Robert Debré, Paris) ● Conall Watson (UK Health Security Agency) ● Elizabeth Adams (European Federation of Nurses Associations) ● Francisco Gimenez-Sanchez (Balmis Institute of Vaccines) ● Mihai Craiu (Carol Davila University of Medicine, Romania)  ● Ber Oomen (European Specialist Nurses Organisation) ● Roy Philip (University Maternity Hospital Limerick) ● George Syrogiannopoulos (University of Thessaly)

 
             
             
 

BRIEFINGS FROM MEMBERS

 
       
             
           
             
             
 

AREAS AND DISCUSSION POINTS EXAMINED BY THE GROUP

 
  Do we Know the Real Burden on Our Healthcare Systems in Europe and is Improved Surveillance Needed? What is the Hidden Burden of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in Europe?  
     
  How Should We Better Communicate the RSV Burden, and the Need to Protect all Infants, to Healthcare Professionals?  
         
  Developing Strategies to Communicate the Burden of RSV to Policymakers  
     
     
 

SUGGESTED ACTIONS AND CAMPAIGNS

 
 

Based on all the work and collaboration between the Working Groups, both in the Expert mapping surveys and the Working Group Meetings that are organised each year, the reports include Observations, Challenges, Strategies and Suggested Campaigns/Actions for each barrier or observation. Working alongside partners and supporters we will then tackle as many areas and conduct as many proposed actions as possible to overcome barriers to vaccination uptake.

 
   
             
             
 

LATEST ARTICLES, PUBLICATIONS AND NEWS

 
  Click below to view new articles, publications and news related to Influenza vaccinations. As a group, we strive to provide advice on strategies and policies based on best practices and up-to-date scientific evidence and surveillance.