The European Commission has recently launched a public consultation on possible activities to be included in a proposal for a Council Recommendation on strengthened EU cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases, which will be adopted in 2018.
Interested individuals and organisations can now help shape this important initiative by completing the questionnaire structured under three pillars: tackling vaccine hesitancy; sustainable vaccine policies in the EU; and EU coordination, including the promotion of stakeholder dialogue, and contribution to global health. Research activities for new, effective, easy to use and safe vaccines that would benefit everybody are expected to be an important component of the plan.
We would highly appreciate your participation to this consultation to which we think you can provide a valuable input: https://ec.europa.eu/info/consultations/open-public-consultation-strengthened-cooperation-against-vaccine-preventable-diseases_en
Together we can limit the spread of epidemics and cross border diseases.
The consultation is open until 15 March 2018.
For information, you can find a press release about increasing vaccination and consulting the public on possible EU actions here: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_MEX-17-5405_en.htm#6.
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