STRASBOURG – The European Parliament wants to take action against the “worrying” decline of the vaccination coverage in the EU.
In a resolution calls on the European Commission and the member states to take measures against the “growing and widespread reluctance towards vaccines” and the increases in the cost of it to tackle. In the Netherlands get less and less infants, toddlers and school children vaccinations for mumps, measles and rubella (MMR).
The vaccinatiepercentages in the EU are insufficient for adequate protection, according to the resolution. Between 2008 and 2015 in the EU 215.000 been cases of diseases that vaccines could have been prevented, like measles.
EU-member of parliament Annie Schreijer-Pierik (CDA): “With all due respect for the principles of freedom of conscience and inviolability of the human body is now, action is imperative. That in Europe, again children and even adults dying from measles is not more of this time, and unnecessary.”