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#Vaccination – European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of #Vaccines

#Vaccination – European Commission and World Health Organization join forces to promote the benefits of #Vaccines

| September 13, 2019

                                On 12 September, the European Commission and the World Health Organization (WHO) co-hosted the world’s first Global Vaccination Summit in Brussels. The aim is to accelerate global action to stop the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases, and advocate against the spread […]

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#Vaccination – Time to speak out against disinformation! Statement by Vice-President Jyrki Katainen

#Vaccination – Time to speak out against disinformation! Statement by Vice-President Jyrki Katainen

| April 30, 2019

Vaccination is one of the most successful public health measures to date, writes Vice-President Jyrki Katainen. Not only do vaccines prevent diseases and save lives, they also reduce health-care costs. Over the past two centuries, it has been consistently proven that vaccines work. It is a matter of fact, not a matter of opinion. Unfortunately, those […]

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#CoalitionForVaccination holds first meeting in Brussels

#CoalitionForVaccination holds first meeting in Brussels

| March 4, 2019

Accurate and transparent information on vaccination must be made available to patients and to the general public and the EU is taking action. Delivering on the key actions adopted by the Council Recommendation on 7 December 2018, the European Commission hosts today (4 March) in Brussels the first Coalition for Vaccination’s meeting, bringing together European […]

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Commissioner Andriukaitis on adoption of Council Recommendation on #VaccinePreventableDiseases

Commissioner Andriukaitis on adoption of Council Recommendation on #VaccinePreventableDiseases

| December 11, 2018

The health ministers of the EU have adopted the Council Recommendation on strengthened co-operation against vaccine preventable diseases focused on three main pillars: tackling vaccine hesitancy and improving vaccination coverage; sustainable vaccination policies in the EU; and EU co-ordination and contribution to global health. The Recommendation insists on targeted outreach towards vulnerable groups, calls to […]

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MEPs highlight health risks of falling #vaccinations rate in EU

MEPs highlight health risks of falling #vaccinations rate in EU

| April 25, 2018

Waning public confidence in vaccination is a major challenge that is already affecting health, Parliament has said. Epidemiological data show significant gaps in vaccines being accepted and coverage rates that are too low to ensure the public is properly protected against vaccine-preventable diseases, MEPs note with concern in a resolution voted on Thursday. Widespread and […]

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Health Committee MEPs warn against dropping #vaccination rates

Health Committee MEPs warn against dropping #vaccination rates

| March 23, 2018

Waning public confidence in vaccination is a major challenge and has already brought about health consequences, Health Committee MEPs said earlier this week. MEPs note with concern that epidemiological data show significant gaps in vaccines being accepted and insufficient coverage rates to ensure the public is adequately protected from vaccine-preventable diseases, in a resolution adopted […]

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#WorldAnimalVaccinationDay: Preventing disease in animals is protecting Europe’s citizens

#WorldAnimalVaccinationDay: Preventing disease in animals is protecting Europe’s citizens

Ahead of European Immunization Week (24–30 April) IFAH-Europe is promoting the first ever World Animal Vaccination Day, an initiative of global animal medicines association HealthforAnimals and the World Veterinary Association.  Vaccination for animals is not only essential for improved animal health but also for the protection of Europe’s citizens from diseases that can pass between […]

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