Guidance on methodologies to assess the performance of vaccination programmes
This study aims to support EU Member States with guidance on methodologies for the monitoring of the performance of national/regional vaccination programmes and services. Data is collected across four areas of vaccination programme monitoring: vaccination coverage, attitudes towards vaccines and acceptability, vaccine safety and vaccine effectiveness. The study will identify good practices and develop a set of recommendations with the goal of improving the methodologies used to monitor the performance of vaccination programmes in EU countries.
Key milestones until February 2024
October 2022 – January 2023
To develop a mapping framework, benchmark and identify ‘good practice’ and current monitoring indicators.
December 2022- February 2023
Populated by public health authorities to further map current methodologies used to monitor vaccine programmes in each Member State.
February - April 2023
With public health authorities, programme implementers and other experts to understand the experience of applying the various methodologies in a different context.
April - July 2023
A deeper dive into the literature and more rigorous gathering of supporting evidence for enablers, barriers and the impact of different contexts.
20th June 2023
A review of the collected data by selected key stakeholders and preliminary recommendations forming.
Preliminary study results
28 August 2023
A review of the preliminary study results by stakeholders and conference participants.
28 September 2023
A one-day hybrid conference in Brussels for public health authorities from all Member States and other experts to further develop a set of recommendations.
Final study results
November 2023 - February 2024
Finalised study results (set of recommendations) in November 2023. Dissemination of recommendations in all official EU languages to all Member States in early 2024.