Welcome to the 1st Newsletter
of the European Joint Action on Vaccination!

2019 will see the first concrete achievements of the EU-Joint Action on Vaccination.

This is a crucial year for our common project, which should contribute to operationalize many objectives of the EU council recommendation adopted in December 2018.

Vaccine hesitancy is ranked as one of the top 10 health threats by the World Health Organization in 2019. Measles outbreaks are still underway. Vaccine-preventable diseases remain a big threat for humanity, while immunisation can protect health throughout life and across borders.

The work program of the EU-Joint Action on Vaccination aims at strengthening cooperation between European countries to fight vaccine-preventable diseases, involving 20 partners (17 member states, and 3 associated countries) and many organisations as stakeholders.

In 2019, we will start delivering concrete tools for integration in national programmes.

These concrete tools will cover a wide range of needs to accelerate the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases and will enable this large cooperation to share experiences and good practices.

Together, we want to monitor vaccination coverage more accurately, to improve forecasting of vaccine stocks and systems for the prevention of shortages, to set priorities for research and development on vaccination, and to enhance the public confidence in vaccination.

All related-activities of the work packages are now up and running, thanks to the highly engaged leaders and the members of all working groups.

This commitment of the whole community of the Joint Action on Vaccination makes us ambassadors for global health as a common good.

Prof. Geneviève Chêne,
coordinator of EU-JAV
Kick off meeting

The kick off meeting took place on 4-5th September 2018 and brought together more than 90 people including the partners, major stakeholders including representatives of civil society, patients and healthcare professionals as well as representative of the Inserm (coordinator of the project) and European Commission. The meeting was a great opportunity to discuss about all the activities that will be implemented over the next 3 years and to ensure a great start of the project.

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Our brand new website is live!
If you want to know all about the project, the team or the work programme and follow our achievements, you can visit www.eu-jav.com.

To know more about the project you can download our leaflet that has just been finalised. Do not hesitate to share it!


Adoption of the Council Recommendation on strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases on 7th December 2018
On the 7th December 2018, Health Ministers from the European Union adopted a recommendation from the European Commission to fight vaccine preventable diseases which focuses on three main pillars...

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Last news
1st meeting of the Member State Committee (MSC)

The members of the MSC will meet for the first time on 28th February 2019. The MSC is part of the governance of EU-JAV and its role is to provide strategic advice on the activities of the project.

The next General Assembly

The next General Assembly
will take place on 2-4 October 2019 in Rome.
European Joint Action on Vaccination
This project has received co-funding from the European Union’s Health Programme under Grant Agreement no. 801495