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Effective vaccination programmes ease pressure on budgets and allow resources to focus on other healthcare areas and medical innovation
Vaccination at the Heart of Public Health. Vaccines Europe calls on EU policy-makers to develop a comprehensive vaccination strategy through five core policy asks.
How long for a vaccine to reach European Population? 6,4 years is the median time lag between marketing authorisation and effective population access
With 47% growth in R&D investment over the past eight years and over 70% of current R&D projects based on new antigens and new combinations, Vaccines Europe members highly contribute to innovation.
As the EU-wide recognised vaccine industry stakeholder, Vaccines Europe represents major innovative research-based vaccine companies operating in Europe and is currently expanding to SMEs.
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Influenza is a serious infectious disease with potentially serious consequences. Every year in the EU, the ECDC estimates that on average 40,000 premature deaths occur due to seasonal influenza. Globally this figure rises to 500,000 (WHO). Nevertheless, influenza can be prevented, achieving important health and economic benefits. These benefits can be optimised if the EU Member States were to reach the 75% vaccination coverage target agreed upon by the Council for the elderly and at risk groups. Read more…
Last week, yet another study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) further discredited a link previously claimed between the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism in children. This time, the funding for the research came from a US-based organisation involved in the anti-vaccination movement. The study was conducted by scientists from the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine, the University of Washington, the Johnson Center for Child Health & Development and other research institutions. Read more…
Job Description: The person appointed will be based in the Vaccines Europe/EFPIA Office in Brussels, Belgium and will report directly to the Vaccines Europe Executive Director. Read more…