The Round Table in the European Parliament discussed the critical role of vaccines in preventing animal diseases in Europe
On 19 November, in the European Parliament, together with AnimalhealthEurope and other stakeholders, we discussed the critical role of vaccines in preventing animal diseases in Europe. The main premise throughout the roundtable event was the long-term EU strategy of 'prevention is better than cure’, with the key takeaway being: To address future challenges we need to develop new vaccines and we require responsible use of antibiotics. More resources are needed for research into further ways to protect animal health in the future while addressing AMR, and also to redress misinformed societal perceptions with appropriate communication.
We organized the event together with my colleague Simone Schmiedtbauer (EPP, AT), with whom we agreed to continue these discussions within the European Parliament, where we will also look for ways to further improve the animal health situation.
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