Expert: Complex vaccines ecosystem needs an EU-wide platform

Euractiv | Oct 9, 2019 at 2:26 PM
  • A new EU-wide platform for vaccines, which will bring together all different stakeholders, is needed in order to identify the gaps and fix the problems of the vaccines ecosystem’s complexity, Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, a health expert, told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
  • Vaccination policy is a competence of member state authorities, but the European Commission assists EU countries in coordinating their policies and programmes.
  • The Maltese health expert also linked the fragility of the system to the rising hesitancy, arguing that in order to increase public confidence, a resilient vaccines ecosystem is needed.