The European Commission is looking into ways to support EU member states to address re-emerging preventable diseases and to increase vaccine coverage in Europe. This policy discussion is set against the background of an increase of vaccination hesitancy in several countries, vaccines shortages and vaccines R&D challenges.
As part of this process, The European Commission has launched a public consultation on three issues: 1) Tackling vaccine hesitancy; 2) Sustainable vaccine policies in the EU; 3) EU action. The deadline for submission of position is 15 March.
EC is also organising a stakeholders’ meeting on 9 February to discuss the following questions: