Written Question: European vaccination register

(Source: European Parliament)

Date submitted: 3 March 2021

Question for written answer E-001246/2021
to the Commission
Rule 138
Pietro Fiocchi (ECR)

Subject: European vaccination register

Vaccination is a key tool for preventing many infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Every country has its own strategy for vaccinating its population. It is, however, essential to monitor the programmes for all infections for which preventive vaccination is possible and to collect high quality data on vaccination coverage, in order to enable reliable scientific analysis.

The statistics collected can be used to evaluate vaccine safety, gauge efficacy and pinpoint unvaccinated population groups.

This pandemic situation calls for the creation of a computerised vaccination register at European level alongside a system for forwarding statistics from the vaccination registers of the Member States. The aim of this would be to enable statistics to be exchanged between Member States using a uniform methodology, including with a view to an official European standard for vaccination certificates.

Does the Commission feel that a computerised European vaccination register should be established to bring together the statistics collected at Member State level, and hence to obtain reliable information on the pandemic situation – i.e. on who has been vaccinated, with what type of vaccine, and the statistics for each region and on reinfections – as well as to monitor the implementation of national vaccination strategies?

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