EAP is a member of the Consortium running the project funded by the European Union’s Health Programme (2014 – 2020) entitled Innovative Immunisation Hubs.
The ImmuHubs Coordinator is Barbara Rath, MD PhD HDR, Co-founder & Chair, The Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative.
The past year has highlighted that specific groups in European society have limited access to vaccines due to socioeconomic, cultural, geographic or health reasons. The Innovative Immunisation Hubs (ImmuHubs) project, which is designed to run for three years, has been set up in response to this. The project’s aims are to: establish partnerships with citizen groups, public health agencies and the public to improve access for specific population groups in eight countries; create innovative immunisation actions to increase vaccine uptake; develop sustainable solutions for vaccine protection. Among the targeted countries are Cyprus, Greece, Finland, Portugal & Poland. Actions taken will be monitored and the project has quantifiable targets such as increasing the uptake of childhood vaccines by 10 percent.