SEKI (Strengthening Education and Knowledge on Immunization) is the one-stop access point for European healthcare professionals seeking high-quality educational content on vaccines and immunisation. SEKI will allow busy doctors, nurses and pharmacists to embark on a life-course of vaccine education and training, from beginner-level to expert. We partner with professional associations and educational content providers to bring the best and most up to date content to you.
SEKI is a partnership between the Vaccine Safety Initiative (VIVI) and the European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP). SEKI collaborates with the EU Coalition for Vaccination, RIVER_EU, ImmuHubs and other part of European projects, screening for training needs and ways to meet them.
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For all healthcare professionals: nurses, physicians, pharmacists, midwives, etc.
For all groups generating knowledge and invested in disseminating accurate, science-informed vaccine content – vaccinologists, immunologists, public health and regulatory agencies, stakeholders, journalists and media representatives.
For individuals as well as family members, parents, and loved ones.
In this section we regularly post SEKI recommended training content on hot topics, such as new vaccines or emerging or evolving diseases such as COVID-19, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and others. We collaborate with eminent content providers such as WebMD and MedScape. See the list below:
Our list of favorite programs – from beginner to expert level – covers everything from vaccine development to how to overcome vaccine hesitancy.
Our list of favorite educational content providers is growing steadily – stay tuned as we are reviewing and adding content continuously. Learn more about the examples of trust-worthy vaccine education providers.
Are you an vaccine expert, or do you work with public health or regulatory or other stakeholder agency? Are you a media representative looking for subject matter experts on the topics of vaccines and immunisation?
We believe individuals and their families, and especially parents, want to be well informed about vaccines and immunisation. You deserve doctors, nurses and pharmacists who engage with you in vaccine communication answering the questions you may have. As such, we would like to know how you communicate about vaccines with your healthcare providers, where you sense gaps in these providers’ knowledge, and how you believe your vaccine consultations and immunisation experience can be improved.
We are here to listen to your feedback, and we will use your input to improve vaccine education for healthcare professionals, long-term.
The Vaccine Safety Initiative (VIVI) is an international scientific think tank and non- profit research organization. They aim to promote science- informed infectious diseases and vaccine safety research and communication, stimulate thinking around critical concepts, and drive innovation in a globalized healthcare setting. Their programming facilitates the implementation of high vaccine safety and efficacy standards and serves as a platform for international and interdisciplinary scientific collaboration in infectious diseases and vaccines.
The European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP) was founded in 1961. Its members include national paediatric societies from over 40 countries across Europe (28 European Union countries, 4 European Economic Area (EEA) countries and 9 non-EU countries) as well as all 14 UEMS recognised European paediatric subspecialty societies and observer countries. EAP is also the official paediatric section of the European Union of Medical Specialists (www.uems.eu) that is formally linked with the European Commission and Member State Institutions and is responsible for developing European training standards in paediatrics and paediatric subspecialties. All countries of the European Region plus Israel are full voting members of the EAP. The European Board of Paediatrics (EBP) is embedded within the EAP and aims to maintain the highest possible standards of paediatric training across Europe. The EBP will contribute an established group working towards compatible training content and criteria across Europe. The EAP is a strong advocate for vaccination and best practice standards.
SEKI participates in European projects to identify training needs and to address these needs. Through educational alliances we are increasing the visibility and sustainability of EU-funded projects and partnerships while expanding the training content offered via the SEKI platform:
SEKI collaborates with the EU Coalition for Vaccination, and the IMMUNION project (“Improving IMMunisation cooperation in the European UNION”). We work to deliver better vaccine education to healthcare professionals and the general public. The Coalition aims to combat myths around vaccines and vaccination and promote best practices that support healthcare professionals in assuring people that vaccines are safe and effective.
SEKI partners with RIVER-EU (Reducing Inequalities in Vaccine uptake in the European Region). Working with eight target communities throughout a 5-year project, RIVER-EU intends to improve access to vaccination services for children and adolescents in selected underserved locations. Focusing specifically on reducing inequity in measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines, RIVER-EU is working.
The ImmuHubs Project aims to reduce the transmission of vaccine-preventable diseases through an increased vaccination uptake among disadvantaged, isolated, and difficult-to-reach population groups. Each ImmuHub will focus on capacity building and knowledge transfer to assist the local region in developing its own sustainable immunization system to last beyond the project’s lifetime.
The SymptomSurvey aims to learn from the perspective of patients and caregivers to increase the quality of care. They collect input from various sources to identify which symptoms are present, what improvements could be made, and how the road to recovery can be smoother for all parties involved.