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Europe is at the heart of global vaccine research and production. Most of the activities of the major innovative Vaccines Europe members research based-companies are based in the region.
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.
As the EU-wide recognised vaccine industry stakeholder, Vaccines Europe represents major innovative research-based vaccine companies operating in Europe as well as small and medium sized enterprises.
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A global coalition to create new vaccines for emerging infectious diseases, was launched on 18th January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. This coalition is funded by the governments of Germany, Japan and Norway, plus the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust and supported by several leading vaccine companies.
The frequency of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is increasing in Europe and constitutes a serious danger to public health. Evidence has shown that existing vaccines have a positive impact in reducing AMR. In addition, new vaccines could play a critical role in preventing multi-drug resistant infections, such as from S. aureus, C. difficile and E. coli.
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Vaccine-preventable diseases have significant impacts on adult mortality, health and quality of life. Adult vaccination has been given less emphasis than other health priorities and its benefits to societies are not as well recognised. Current national vaccination recommendations focusing on childhood vaccines need to be expanded to ensure opportunities for other population groups, such as adults and particularly those ages 65 and older, who are at highest risk for many infections.
Vaccines Europe calls on public health authorities to set up a structured dialogue/platform bringing together all stakeholders with the objective of establishing a roadmap for putting at the top of national agendas a life-long vaccination approach in Europe, as proposed in the Council conclusions on vaccinations as an effective tool in public health. Our position paper can be accessed here.