Varicella vaccine in the European Union
The Vaccine Preventable Diseases programme of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has set up a working group to provide guidance to the European Union Member States on the potential introduction of varicella vaccination.
The aim of the final report of the working group is to support EU Member States in their national decision-making process with regard to childhood varicella vaccination.
To assist the working group in developing an evidence-based guidance document, a systematic review of the best available evidence was commissioned along with work on varicella modelling. The systematic review was produced by Pallas Health Research and Consultancy and the modelling outputs by a Framework Partnership Agreement (ECDC Grant 2009/002) with Pisa University.