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Prolepsis: IMMUNION - Promoting vaccination uptake across the EU

11.05.2021 Share

A new European project has been launched within the EU Health Programme (2014-2020)- IMMUNION, with the purpose to improve equitable vaccine uptake by strengthening collaboration between healthcare professionals, public health authorities, the media, and local communities. IMMUNION will contribute to and complement wider EU vaccination efforts through delivering better education to health professionals and better information to the general public.

Communicating evidence-based information about vaccination effectively, in ways which build trust and reduce the spread of misinformation has rarely been more critical. IMMUNION (“Improving IMMunisation cooperation in the European UNION”) has been built to meet these needs.

During its two-year lifetime, IMMUNION will contribute to EU efforts to improve vaccine uptake by providing education and training to health professionals – represented by the members of the Coalition for Vaccination –  on how to communicate effectively about vaccination with their patients and the media. The project will also develop tools and resources to increase vaccine coverage, in particular amongst underserved populations.

The project is coordinated by EuroHealthNet and will support the Coalition for Vaccination, ensuring that health professionals across Europe benefit from the work the Coalition is doing. The Coalition for Vaccination was created based on the 2018 EU Council Recommendation on strengthened cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases and it brings together European associations of healthcare professionals and relevant student associations in the field. 

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