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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.
The six undersigned European health industry associations are ambitious about a healthier future for the European citizens, based on medical innovation, timely access to quality health interventions, better health outcomes for patients, and affordable healthcare. Horizon Europe has a key role to play in that future.
Vaccines Europe recognises the enormous and decade-long commitment of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the European Commission to raising awareness about the global problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in the European population. This major public health threat has made the EU and other countries worldwide take certain steps in order to protect their citizens from dangerous bacteria. Read our full statement here.
Europe is a long-standing leader in vaccines. Maintaining this position and ensuring vaccine availability in times of increased demand and supply constraints can only be achieved by a committed industry, operating in a stable environment, able to produce vaccines of the highest quality and to innovate to meet future vaccine needs.
Shortages of medicines, including vaccines, are of increasing concern in the EU and globally. The causes are multiple. Finding solutions requires a concerted effort by all key stakeholders. Vaccines Europe is contributing to finding such solutions.
We describe the potential labelling/packaging improvements that could facilitate vaccine supply in our position paper accessible here.
Vaccination is one of the most cost-effective public health interventions ever implemented, significantly decreasing the worldwide incidence of numerous deadly diseases and associated mortality. To ensure the continuous and optimal protection of all citizens against infectious vaccine-preventable diseases, taking into consideration the ageing population, better access to immunisation should be ensured and provided throughout Europe. Expanding convenient access to vaccine administration should go together as a shared responsibility to vaccinate with all other Health Care Providers, HCPs (Doctors/GPs, nurses, midwives, pharmacists etc).
Find the VE paper on Improving Access and Convenience to Vaccination here.