Vision and Objectives
Our overall objective is to support EU efforts to improve vaccine uptake by strengthening joint efforts amongst Coalition for Vaccination member associations and other stakeholders (e.g., media, national health authorities and local communities) to deliver better vaccine education to health professionals and better information to the general public.
What we do
IMMUNION will implement a range of activities aiming to provide resources and educational opportunities to health professionals and increase the uptake of vaccines.
These activities include:
Further developing the SEKI platform, which will bring together validated training and resource materials for health professionals from sources such as the ECDC, WHO Europe, UNICEF and the EU Joint Action on Vaccination (EU-JAV).
A ‘Training of Trainers’ (ToT) workshop, to be delivered to professors/trainers in Greece, Latvia and Romania as well as at EU-level.
Three specialised vaccine and vaccinology workshops for health professionals.
Four national toolboxes (for Greece, Italy, Latvia and Romania) of communication and community engagement tools to help improve vaccination coverage rates in specific vulnerable and underserved populations.
A Find An Expert page which offers journalists, health professionals and the general public the opportunity to find vaccination experts from across Europe, to provide quotes and other information about vaccination for articles and/or to participate in local events.
Scientific Advisory Board Members
Catharina De Kat-ReynenWHO Europe
Edel Marlèn TaraldsenEuropean Nursing Students Association (ENSA)
Chiara PeganEuropean Medical Students’ Association (EMSA)
Chloé LebbosEuropean Pharmaceutical Students' Association (EPSA)
Christiaan KeijzerEuropean Federation of Salaried Doctors (FEMS)
Emilie KarafillakisVaccine Confidence Project, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Francisco Ribeiro MouraoEuropean Junior Doctors (EJD)
Gindrovel DumitraEuropean Union of General Practitioners (UEMO)
Harry-Sam SelikowitzCouncil of European Dentists (CED)
José SantosEuropean Council of Medical Orders (CEOM)
Mervi JokinenEuropean Midwives Association (EMA)
Miguel Angel Lopez-Andrade JuradoCouncil of European Dentists (CED)
Nenad MiljkovićEuropean Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP)
Ruth BellUniversity College London
Siff Malue NielsenWHO Europe
Stefano del TorsoEuropean Academy of Paediatrics (EAP)
Ömer Faruk SönmezThe European Dental Students Association (EDSA)