Meeting on estimating Influenza Vaccine coverage for target groups in Albania

Tirana, 3 February 2016

On 3 February 2016, was held the meeting on “Proposals to expand estimates of national influenza vaccine coverage for target groups in Albania” with participants from the sentinel  health care centers  from Shkodra and Tirana, Directories of Public Health from Shkodra and Tirana, Institute of Public Health, WHO Albania and SECID. The meeting was organized from IPH, in collaboration with WHO HQ and SECID.

In the meeting were presented findings from the pilot project (from October 2015 to January 2016), that aimed to find different methods to monitor influenza vaccine coverage in target groups other than healthcare workers. Furthermore, discussion among the participants was a crucial part of the meeting, followed by a post-hoc evaluation interview of the parts involved in the pilot. Lesson learned and recommendation concluded the meeting.