When looking at health-related information, it can be difficult to judge the quality and accuracy of information found. With all the information that is available on the internet and circulating on social media on vaccination, people may sometimes get lost.
People may wonder where to find accurate information, who is behind the development of the information they find, and also if the information is supported by scientific evidence.
This section provides links to the websites of other health organisations both at national and international level, in order to facilitate access to trusted sources of information, such as:
The Vaccine Safety Net
The Vaccine Safety Net (VSN) is a global network of websites, established by the World Health Organization, that provides reliable information on vaccine safety. For more information about the network visit: https://vaccinesafetynet.org. Information and links to the VSN member websites is available here: https://www.vaccinesafetynet.org/vsn/network.
European Commission and EU agencies
European Medicines Agency (EMA)
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is a decentralized agency of the European Union (EU) responsible for the scientific evaluation, supervision and safety monitoring of medicines in the EU. EMA is a networking organisation whose activities involve thousands of experts from across Europe.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)
ECDC is an EU scientific agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. The core functions cover a wide spectrum of activities: surveillance, epidemic intelligence, response, scientific advice, microbiology, preparedness, public health training, international relations, health communication, and the scientific journal Eurosurveillance.
Heads of Medicines Agencies
Official websites from EU and EEA countries
Below are links to official websites with information on vaccination from public health organisations of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries.