Influenza vaccination targets across Europe are being missed by almost 60 million people per year, the Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination has said.

Concerted action is needed to increase seasonal vaccination coverage across the European Union (EU), according to a coalition of medical and scientific organisations.

The Steering Group on Influenza Vaccination has launched the ‘EU Manifesto on Influenza Vaccination’, outlining several key steps needed to boost vaccination rates and protect the most vulnerable people.

The manifesto calls for better exchange of good practice and interprofessional collaboration at a European level.

Other recommendations include paying special attention to at-risk groups and promoting influenza vaccination among all healthcare professionals.