What is the potential of combination vaccines?

EU ministers need to show that the bloc is still serious about tackling poverty related diseases. [Shutterstock]

The rise of anti-vaccination campaigns has in recent years had a detrimental effect on EU public health as “forgotten” diseases such as measles re-appeared in Europe, raising eyebrows among policymakers.

Multicomponent or combination vaccines cover 4 or 5 diseases at once and can reduce the number of necessary injections.

What are their benefits? Can they improve vaccination coverage and the protection of the population?

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