CEOM declaration on vaccination

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Since spring 2020, the world has been facing a major health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The consequences of this crisis on the health and well-being of the population are disastrous.

- This situation requires urgent collective action.

- As long as the level of protection of the population through vaccination is not sufficient, the fight against this virus will be difficult and will entail significant sacrifices on the part of the population.

CEOM calls on physicians, health professionals, health authorities and all stakeholders to work collectively for the vaccination of the population against COVID-19.

- CEOM recalls that physicians involved in the COVID-19 vaccination programme have a major role to play in independently monitoring the safety and efficacy of the vaccine and in ensuring continuous follow-up throughout the vaccination campaign.

- CEOM calls on physicians and health professionals to be vaccinated in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, especially to their patients, and to publicly demonstrate their confidence in vaccination.

CEOM stresses that public confidence in the medical profession is essential to help people make the right choices about this means of prevention. On the basis of the patient's health status, the doctor ensures that he or she is eligible for vaccination, informs the patient correctly and ensures that he or she freely consents to being vaccinated. He/she carefully monitors possible side effects and reports them immediately to the authority.

- CEOM, a member of the European Coalition for Immunisation, calls on European governments to promote access to this vaccine for all people, both in Europe and worldwide.