Vaccines Europe, formerly European Vaccine Manufacturers (EVM), is the specialised vaccines group within the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), the professional association of the pharmaceutical industry in Europe.
Formed in 1991, Vaccines Europe represents all the major vaccine companies operating in Europe which account for the majority of human vaccines used worldwide. Companies represented within Vaccines Europe are involved in research and development (R&D), clinical trials, production and marketing of vaccines and are dedicated to improving public health through immunisation.
Vaccines Europe aims to:
- foster a favourable policy climate for the vaccine industry in Europe in order to facilitate availability and access to new and innovative vaccines worldwide;
- create a supportive environment for improved vaccine protection, innovative vaccine development and improved coverage throughout life in the interest of individuals and the community;
- support vaccine R&D through innovative vaccine applications.