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13- 15 November 2019 Bangkok Thailand

EUCIC launches a survey on Influenza vaccination!

Health care workers (HCWs) are at risk for infection by influenza. For this reason, the annual influenza vaccine is recommended for HCWs not only to protect themselves but also to protect other HCWs and, most importantly, their patients.

However, influenza vaccination rates among HCWs are usually lower than expected, with variations and differences observed between countries.


The hospital infection control teams have a potential to change HCWs’ attitude and practices towards influenza vaccination.


Through this survey, performed by the European Committee on Infection Control (EUCIC), available in 11 languages (Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish), we aim to understand the attitudes of the infection control teams on influenza vaccination in different countries and their rationale for accepting or rejecting influenza vaccination. Results and conclusions derived from this survey will help shape future strategies.



                                The survey will be open until 15 July 2019.



We look forward to your feedback and participation in this exciting initiative! Thank you for your contribution and commitment in advance.


If you have further questions feel free to contact us at any time


On behalf of the EUCIC working group (Önder Ergönül, Şiran Keske, Nico T. Mutters, Constantinos Tsioutis) and translators (Gabriel Birgand, Elena Carrara, Edwina Doting, Juan Pablo Horcajada, Tomislav Mestrovic, Natalia Pshenichnaya, Oana Sandulescu)

Collaboratives Projects

EUCIC members are collaborating on the following projects

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Last update: 15 November 2016