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The Lancet

Addressing decreasing vaccine coverage in the EU

In recent years, the European Union (EU) has seen large outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles due to declining vaccine coverage, supply shortages, and growing vaccine hesitancy. To address the challenges facing vaccination programmes, the European Commission set an ambitious goal: to put together a Recommendation to strengthen cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases in EU countries. A roadmap for the Recommendation was published on Dec 4, 2017, and was opened for public consultation for 4 weeks.

EASAC and FEAM warned the European Commision against a one-size-fist-all approach.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30942-5

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