An industry for healthy lives

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.

National organisations

The following list is a non exhaustive list of both public and private national associations. However, the views and opinions expressed on these sites do not necessarily reflect those of Vaccines Europe. Information on the Vaccines Europe website should not be used as a substitute for professional medical care and advice. Always check with your doctor or other health care provider for information regarding your individual health care needs.


Scientific Institute of Public Health. Epidemiology Unit


Statens Serum Institut (SSI)


Kansanterveyslaitos (KTL) (National Public Health Institute)


Fondation Mérieux / The Mérieux Foundation

Institut de Veille Sanitaire (InVS)

Institut national de la santé et de la recherche medicale (INSERM)

Institut Pasteur

Ministère de la Santé


Bundesministerium für Gesundheit

Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI)

Robert Koch Institut (RKI)


Ministero della Salute

Pediatria OnLine

Sistema Informatizzato Malattie Infettive (SIMI). Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS). Epidemiologia delle Malattie Infettive


Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM) (National Institute for Public Health and the Environment)


Nasjonalt folkehelseinstitutt (Norwegian Institute of Public Health)


Ministério da Saúde (Ministry of Health)


Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo (Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs)


National Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

United Kingdom

Health Protection Agency

UK Department of Health (DoH)


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [United States Department of Health and Human Services]

Immunization Action Coalition (IAC)

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID)

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