Protecting children against flu infection: ESWI Science Policy Flu Summit

Join other influenza stakeholders on 28 September 2018 in Leuven, Belgium, for a day of lectures and debates on pediatric influenza vaccination and immunization strategies.

Different European countries have different immunization policies for children and this diversity stands in contrast with the overall uniform burden from influenza in children. All children are vulnerable to influenza and its complications. An estimated 20 to 30% of children get influenza every year. And many of them end up in the doctor’s surgery or the hospital.

It is therefore high time to bring childhood influenza vaccination to the next level. The aim of the ESWI Flu Summit is three-fold:
• to discuss the scientific evidence with respect to vaccinating children against the flu
• to formalize the current consensus in a widely accepted position paper
• to develop a roadmap of urgent actions to better protect children against influenza

Participation is free of charge. Head to the Summit website here for online registration or more information about the objectives and the programme.