MISSION

 

 

The Working Group aims to discuss the evidence on influenza in two dimensions; 1) vaccinations could be beneficial either for patients infected by SARS-COV-2 directly and 2) by reducing unnecessary hospitalizations this year helping to maintain health systems capacity and resilience. The group will also explore all aspects related to an increased demand for influenza vaccinations, from the behaviours driving the demand for the availability of vaccines.

 

     

 

GROUP MEETING 

Friday 4th December 2020 (13:00-15:00)

 

 

INFLUENZA VACCINATIONS FOR THE NEXT SEASON SHOULD BE THE PRIORITY FOR ALL COUNTRIES

 

 

Chair: Sir Terence Stephenson

 

 

BRIEFINGS

 

 

  • Examining Interactions Between Seasonal Influenza and COVID-19 and The practicalities of COVID and Flu Vaccines Together (10 minutes)
    Paolo Bonanni

  • COVID Vaccine Update - Can and Should Influenza Vaccines be Delivered at the Same Time as a COVID-19 Vaccine? (10 minutes)
    Timo Vesikari

  • Lessons Learned from Previous Influenza Seasons to Enhance Vaccine Uptake in the Epidemic. (10 minutes)
    Dace Zavadska

  • Parental Perception of Influenza and Flu Vaccinations in Romania - Reviewing the Latest Results from 13,000 Survey Responses (10 minutes)
    Mihai Craiu

 

     
     
     

 

DISCUSSION POINTS

 

 
  • Discussion Point 1
    Influenza Vaccines Are More Important than Ever. Yet No Country is above the 75% Target Rate and is Any Case Are Recent Increases in Coverage Sustainable.

    How can we make sure that an increased uptake in influenza vaccines is sustainable in the long-term and not just a short-term trend for this year only?

  • Discussion Point 2
    Healthcare Worker Influenza Vaccination Rates are More Critical Than Ever to Protect Themselves and Their Patients - Especially So As Risk Factors for COVID are the Same as seasonal influenza.

    How we can best communicate Influenza Vaccinations navigating through the tectonic changes in behaviours, attitudes and awareness among people and healthcare professionals?
 
     

 

COMMENTERS

 

 

Roman Prymula ● Gary Finnegan (Vaccines Today) ● Elisabeth Sanders (RVIM) ● Jess McNamara (EPSA) ● Barbara Rath (ViVI) ● Anna Odone ● Hanna Noynek (THL) ● Daniela Quaggia (ACN) ● Peggy Maguire (EIWH) ● Roy Philip ● Catherine Weil Olivier ● Elena Moya (CoMO) ● George Syrogiannopoulos

 

     

 

VIEW THE VIDEOS OF THE RECORDED BRIEFINGS

     
 
     
 

 

WORKING GROUP PARTICIPANTS