This article is part of our special report What is the potential of combination vaccines?.
Combination vaccines represent a substantial outcome of a successful R&D to ease vaccination experience for everyone: children, parents and healthcare professionals while improving the protection of the public against vaccine-preventable diseases.
Despite the complexity and risks involved in developing and manufacturing multicomponent vaccines, vaccine manufacturers have worked hard to make these life-saving and innovative products available in Europe.
These vaccines contribute to:
- Better adherence to immunisation programmes
- Better compliance to immunisation schedules
- Higher vaccination coverage
- Reduced burden of vaccine preventable diseases
It is now time for the policy makers to step up and introduce public health policies that will unlock the potential of combination vaccines.