The Commission's commitment to vaccination issues in Europe
Question for written answer E-000254-19
to the Commission
Philippe Juvin (PPE)
According to figures published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in December 2017, the budget for vaccination and disease prevention in the EU Member States is steadily decreasing. Although vaccination prevents around 2.5 million deaths across the world each year, public opinion in Europe is becoming increasingly sceptical.
1. Is the Commission intending to coordinate vaccination schedules within the EU more closely so as to provide better support for citizens who frequently move from one country to another?
2. Are new legislative initiatives going to address the issue of vaccination rates among healthcare workers and high-risk groups?
3. What steps is the Commission considering with a view to making vaccine assessment procedures more transparent, and boosting funding for independent research into possible side effects?