Spain has no mandatory vaccines whilst pressure from health authorities is very high. Vaccine uptake between children is around 95 percent and it is around 40 percent between adults and elderly. Only 12 percent of the health workers are vaccinated.
Unvaccinated children in Spain are allowed at any preschool (nursery, daycare, kindergarten) and school grade. It may occasionally happen that private schools would not admit unvaccinated children.
Pharmacovigilance Services in Spain were created in 1980 and collect about 1% of adverse drug effects but the vaccines adverse effect collection amounts to less than 1%. Health Authorities and pharmaceutical companies do not recognise vaccines adverse effects and there is no compensation program. Only about 0,1% of the adverse events go to court and are recognized.
The EFVV (European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance) is an alliance of member-organisations and individual members from 25 European countries. Our member-organisations consist of consumer groups and pro-choice groups whose members in turn include medical professionals and scientists. Their combined memberships exceed 100,000. We call on all Europeans to stand together in a demand for a united vaccination policy based on freedom of choice and informed consent. We believe that mandatory vaccination is not only a serious risk but a violation of human rights and dignity. We therefore demand transparency and caution as well as recognition and concern for the many vaccine-injured in Europe and beyond.