Answer to Written Question: European vaccination register
(Source: European Parliament)
Answer given by Ms Kyriakides
on behalf of the European Commission
While the Commission supports EU Member States in sustaining high vaccination coverage rates for public health reasons, vaccination policies, programmes and services are a national competence and responsibility. Many Member States have electronic systems (vaccination registries) in place, which store data about uptake of vaccines at individual level and in some cases also at population level. While the European Joint Action on Vaccination – as one of many actions – is looking into possible interoperability of Immunisation Information Systems, the Commission has currently no concrete plans for bringing such systems together.
In relation to the COVID-19 pandemic and COVID-19 vaccination, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has created a number of tools to inform public health action, including a specific module in the European Surveillance System (TESSy), to which Member States report about the progress of vaccination at national level. The data is publicly available in COVID-19 Vaccine roll out reports and in the ECDC COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker, respectively updated on a weekly basis and a daily basis.
The tools created by ECDC could in the future be used and refined to monitor the implementation of Member States’ vaccination plans/strategies.