Time to unlock the full value of vaccines

Prevention of diseases through vaccines and vaccination programmes saves millions of lives globally and generates broad public health value, not only by delivering significant health benefits, at the individual and population level, but also by creating savings for the public health systems of EU Member States.

Increased investment in public vaccination, recognition of the broader value of vaccines and improved program implementation will save more lives and protect more people throughout all stages of life; it will also extend access to currently available and future vaccines and help us address antimicrobial resistance.

The wider benefits of protecting populations from important infectious diseases are highlighted in this paper and indeed are becoming more evident at this time of the Covid-19 global pandemic; especially in the need to maintain the health of populations and the economies in which they live.

Find the VE Position Paper on “Time to unlock the full value of vaccines” here.