The main purpose of this website is to provide accurate, objective, up-to-date evidence on vaccines and vaccination in general. It also provides an overview of the mechanisms in place in the European Union (EU) to ensure that available vaccines conform to the highest standards of safety and effectiveness. Read more About us.

Human papillomavirus (HPV)

Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is a viral infection that is mainly sexually transmitted by direct contact...

Influenza

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by infection with an influenza virus. In Europe, influenza occurs...

Measles

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that can be contracted at any age, and that can spread widely.

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How vaccines work

Each virus and bacterium triggers a unique response in the immune system involving a specific set of cells in the blood...

When to vaccinate

Vaccines protect people during different stages of life. Vaccines are recommended for different age...