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Despite concerted efforts by public health officials to promote vaccination, there is a low level of confidence in vaccines across the European Union and public perception is greatly influenced by physicians, according to a new report from the European Commission.

Across the 28 E.U. member states, most people have a largely positive view towards vaccines, with a majority of the public agreeing that vaccines are important, safe, and effective — 90 percent, nearly 83 percent and 78.5 percent, respectively. And most also believe the seasonal flu and MMR — measles, mumps and rubella — vaccines are important.

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