EU parliament sounds alarm about vaccinations

EU parliament sounds alarm about vaccinations

World April 19, 2018 15:57

strasbourg - The European Parliament wants action against the 'worrying' decrease in vaccination coverage in the EU.

In a resolution it calls on the European Commission and the Member States to take measures against the 'increasing and widespread reluctance towards vaccines' and to tackle their cost increase. In the Netherlands, fewer and fewer infants, preschoolers and school children get pricking for mumps, measles and rubella (BMR).

Vaccination rates in the EU are inadequate for adequate protection, according to the resolution. Between 2008 and 2015 there were 215 000 cases in the EU of diseases that could have been prevented by vaccination, such as measles.

EU parliamentarian Annie Schreijer-Pierik (CDA): 'Action is now required with due respect for the principles of conscience and inviolability of the human body. That in Europe children and even adults die due to measles is no longer of this time and unnecessary. '

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