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Coronavirus 07-04-2021

No data currently available on mixing COVID vaccines, says EMA

There are currently no guidelines on the "mixing and matching" of COVID-19 vaccines, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) clarified on Wednesday (7 April), as several European countries are now considering mixed vaccination strategies.
Health 26-03-2021

The EU’s frustration over AstraZeneca and Hungary’s new Chinese jab

  This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about the European Commission’s frustration over slow deliveries of the AstraZeneca vaccine and the next steps planned by the EU. To analyse the latest developments on the topic, we are...
Politics 19-03-2021

Tweets of the Week: Vaccine Worries, Dutch Elections, St. Patrick’s Day

Problems with vaccines just won’t go away, D66 is here to slay and it was tricky to celebrate St Patrick’s Day.
Digital 16-03-2021

France gets green light to use Amazon-hosted Doctolib for jab bookings

The interim relief judge of the French Council of State ruled last Friday (12 March) that the health ministry's decision to integrate medical portal Doctolib, which uses Amazon’s hosting services, into its online booking system for COVID-19 vaccinations did not infringe privacy and personal data protection rights. EURACTIV France reports.
Health 12-03-2021

Slovak vaccine-induced political crisis and “green” football

This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are bringing our international network to Brussels, focusing on Slovakia’s current political situation and how it is affected by the purchase of the Russian Sputnik vaccine
Health 05-03-2021

Vaccine ‘travel pass’ and French trial over data protection risks

  This week on EURACTIV’s Yellow Room, we are talking about the proposed vaccine “travel pass” and the controversy around it. EU countries whose economies depend on tourism seem to be eager to adopt the proposed solution, while others are...
Coronavirus 18-02-2021

Commission concerned about COVID vaccines black market

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has warned member states that getting supplies of COVID vaccines from illicit trade entails considerable risks for human health.
Coronavirus 02-02-2021

Initial trial finds Russia vaccine 91.6% efficient, EU does not rule out a deal

A preliminary trial of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine suggests that a two-dose regimen of the vaccine offers 91.6% efficacy against symptomatic COVID-19, according to findings published on Tuesday (2 February). At the same time, the European Commission confirmed it does not rule out a deal for the vaccine.
Coronavirus 12-01-2021

Commission denies existence of COVID vaccine side deals

The European Commission denied on Tuesday (12 January) the existence of bilateral vaccine contracts between individual EU countries and manufacturers, saying this is not possible under the joint procurement agreement. This directly contradicts the Portuguese EU presidency, who confirmed such deals last week.
Coronavirus 10-12-2020

EMA director: Europeans are better protected with ‘EU licensed’ COVID vaccine

In an exclusive interview in Amsterdam with EURACTIV’s partner EFE, Emer Cooke, the executive director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), stressed that Europeans are much “better protected" if the COVID-19 vaccine is authorised by the EU agency.
Politics 20-11-2020

Tweets of the Week: Rule of Law, Brexit mascot and vaccine efficacy claims

Hungary and Poland scupper rule of law aims, Brexit talks seem to be going down in flames, and vaccines efficacy sparks spurious claims!
Politics 13-11-2020

Tweets of the Week: Covid Vaccine, Imam Schools, MEP in a Bus

Covid vaccine hope is a major stock market plus, Michel’s EU school for imams causes a fuss, and an outraged MEP doesn’t want to take the bus. 
Coronavirus 17-07-2020

UK, US and Canada accuse Russia of vaccine research hacking

Britain, the United States and Canada on Thursday (16 July) risked worsening fraught diplomatic ties with Russia by accusing Moscow-linked hackers of targeting labs in their countries conducting coronavirus vaccine research.
Coronavirus 14-04-2020

‘Game-changing’ vaccine against COVID-19 could still be a year away

The development of a game-changing safe and effective vaccine for the COVID-19 virus could be a year away, according to a leaked document seen by EURACTIV.com, which states that Europe will “have to live with the virus,” until such a vaccine or treatment is found.
Coronavirus 20-03-2020

WHO expert: Finding and distributing COVID-19 vaccine in 18 months would be ‘historic’

It would be “historic” to find a vaccine that can be distributed to all countries in 18 months to defeat the coronavirus, a high-ranking researcher at the World Health Organisation told EURACTIV’s partner EFE in an interview. “We are all...
Health 07-09-2018

High immunity levels matter, Andriukaitis says after vaccination debate in Italy

When it comes to vaccination and immunity, what matters is to ensure high immunity levels and not the way each EU government will decide to follow, EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV.com following a heated debate on the issue in Italy.
Health 27-04-2018

EU health chief: Time for scientists to be heard under new vaccination proposals

With the European Commission’s new vaccination proposals, scientists have a good opportunity to join forces and use IT tools to explain their scientific opinions to people, EU Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis told EURACTIV.com in an interview.
Health 22-03-2018

MEPs call to raise awareness on benefits of vaccines

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee called on member states to tighten their law against anti-vaccination movements and better inform their citizens about its myths and benefits. EURACTIV’s partner Euroefe reports.
Health 06-10-2017

Electronic immunisation record

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An increase in vaccine hesitancy, combined with the insufficient preparedness of EU member state healthcare systems against infectious diseases, has raised eyebrows in Brussels and the EU capitals, which now seek ways to minimise outbreak risks.
Agrifood 08-12-2015

Animal diseases on the rise due to climate change, warns industry

Global warming has led to a rise of new and reemerging diseases, which have seriously affected animals, the European animal health industry has warned.
Health 10-12-2013

Doctors say thousands of Greek children unvaccinated

Greece is very close to 'tearing down the vaccination barrier', according to the humanitarian group Doctors of the World.
Health 27-07-2011

Member states halt ‘narcoleptic’ flu jabs

Finland, Sweden and the UK will cease to give the flu vaccine Pandemrix to young people after it was linked to an increased chance of narcolepsy, as further investigations into the drug continue across Europe.