➡️   Barbara Rath, Pediatric Consultant and Infectious Disease Specialist, Chair of the Vienna Vaccines Initiative, Germany
➡️   Paul BrandProfessor of Clinical Medical Education, University of Groningen. Dean of Medical and Faculty Development, Isala Hospital, Netherlands
➡️   Martine IngvorsenPolicy Officer, European Commission, Belgium
➡️   Siddhartha Datta,  Programme Manager Vaccine-preventable Diseases and Immunization Division of Health Emergencies and Communicable Diseases, WHO, Denmark
➡️   Malcolm TaylorGeneral Secretary Coalition for Life-Course Immunisation (CLCI), United Kingdom
➡️   Radovan BogdanovicProfessor of Pediatrics & Pediatric Nephrologist, Paediatric Association of Serbia, Serbia
➡️   Irene Rivero-Calle, Consultant in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Clinical Hospital of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
➡️   Timo VesikariProfessor Emeritus of Virology and Paediatrics, Director of Vaccine Research Center, Finland
➡️   Simon de LusignanProfessor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics, University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Primary Care, Director, Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre, United Kingdom
➡️   Simon KrollProfessor of Paediatrics and Molecular Infectious Diseases, Imperial College and St Mary’s Hospital, Member of the UK Health Protection Agency Meningococcus Forum, United Kingdom
➡️   Philip WeissZN Founder and CEO, ZN Consulting, Belgium
➡️   Philip de WalsProfessor and Director of the Department of Social and Preventive Medicine at Laval University, Quebec, Canada
➡️   Gary Finegan, Editor, 7/11 - Vaccines Today, Ireland
➡️   Marc van Ranst,  Professor, Department chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, Head of the Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology, Rega Institute for Medical Research, Belgium
➡️   Catherine Weil OlivierHonorary Professor of Pediatrics and Independent Expert, Paris VII University, France
➡️   Kare MolbakExecutive vice president, Statens Serum Institut. Professor, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Director, State Epidemiologist, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Statens Serum Institut, Denmark
➡️   Elena MoyaCo-ordinator for Europe and Africa - COMO - Confederation of Meningitis Organisations, Spain
➡️   Anna Odone, Associate Professor of Public Health - Director of the School of Public Health, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University Milan, Italy
➡️   Carlo SignorelliProfessor of Hygiene and Public Health at the University of Parma and at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele of Milan and Director of the Post-Graduate School in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine, Italy
➡️   Gertraud DayeBoard Member of the NGO Committee on Ageing, UN, Vienna, Austria



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The action plan is a work in progress. We are currently collecting ideas and suggestions from all stakeholders and members on specifics campaigns that will be implemented in collaboration with the participating organisations and any other who wishes to contribute. 

Target 1:  Support Continuing Education of HCPs and Providing Training on Behaviour Change.

Need: There is an urgent need to apply theories of behavioural change for this missing element to become more effective. We need to train HCPs on behavioural science.  While vaccine promotion and knowledge acquisition is necessary to improve coverage, will it be enough? It doesn't work to repeatedly state the facts. 



Proposed Actions - A webinar series for European HCPs to provide practical tips,  techniques, and case studies on motivational interviewing and change behaviour in relation to overcoming vaccine hesitancy in a constructive way.

Target 2: Improved and Enhanced Use of Social Media and Digital Marketing to Provide Direct Information, Debunk Vaccine Myths, and Change Current Parental Behaviour

Need: There is a huge need to develop a more effective way of organizing and delivering information to the public audience, as well as a strategy to debunk myths in a more systematic way. We need to make vaccination a lifestyle choice that complements a healthy diet and physical exercise in a holistic health prevention strategy.



Proposed Actions - An HCP led campaign to identify and segment the audience based on age, education, reach, hesitancy etc. Working on messages that get read and increase engagement with the target audience. 

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