The pandemic has shown both the importance of vaccination and the vulnerabilities of the vaccine ecosystem that lead to a decreased availability of high-quality, safe, and effective products for everyone. Vaccines Europe’s members have analyzed the leading causes of vaccine shortages in Europe and discovered that the diversity of presentations, packs and labels in the EU is one of them.
Therefore, they recommends the adoption of standard EU packaging and an electronic leaflet instead of a printed Patient Information Leaflet. In this way, the contained information would always be up-to-date and available in all EU languages, which would also be more sustainable.
To understand better why E-leaflets would be a solution, click here infographic or watch the video on the vaccine packaging process and how this works in a crisis.