Coalition for Vaccination brings together European associations of healthcare professionals and relevant student associations in the field. It was convened by the European Commission in 2019. The Coalition aims to support delivering accurate information to the public, combating myths around vaccines and vaccination, and exchanging best practices on vaccination. 

In 2020, the Coalition has been running an advocacy campaign to promote the uptake of vaccines among health professionals and their patients. The campaign was launched across Europe simultaneously with the European Immunization Week of the WHO Europe and re-launched simultaneously with the WHO Flu Awareness Week.

The campaign aims to remind that immunisation through vaccination is the best protection there is against serious, even deadly, preventable diseases. Healthcare professionals’ role is to reassure people that vaccines are safe and effective.

Please find all the campaign materials in the COMMUNICATION TOOLKIT.

VIDEO 1: how doctors can promote uptake of vaccines among patients
VIDEO 2: how doctors can promote uptake of vaccines among doctors themselves
VIDEO 3: how doctors can promote uptake of vaccines among nurses and pharmacists

Coalition co-chairs 

European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) 
Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) 
Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) 

Full members 

Council of European Dentists (CED) 
European Academy of Paediatrics (EAP) – paediatric section of European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS)
European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) 
European Association of Senior Hospital Physicians (AEMH) 
European Council of Medical Orders (CEOM) 
European Federation of Salaried Doctors (FEMS) 
European Junior Doctors (EJD)  
European Medical Students’ Association (EMSA)   
European Nursing Student Association (ENSA) 
European Pharmaceutical Students’ Association (EPSA) 
European Specialist Nurses Association (ESNO) 
European Union of General Practitioners (UEMO) 

Associated organisations 

Active Citizenship Network (ACN) 
Coalition for Life-Course Immunisation (CLCI) 
EuroHealthNet
European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE)
European Institute of Women’s Health (EIWH) 
European Public Health Association (EUPHA)
Excellence in Pediatrics Institute (EIP) 
Federation of European Academies of Medicines (FEAM) 
ThinkYoung 
Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative (ViVI)