Adult Pneumonia Vaccination in LTC Settings
Adult Pneumonia Vaccination in Community and Long-term Care Settings
The COVID-19 pandemic brutally exposed the vulnerabilities of the infection control systems in long term care and retirement homes in Canada as they worked to protect the lives of our most at-risk populations.
The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) has worked for well over a decade to improve vaccination coverage for at-risk populations, including older people and those with chronic medical conditions.
Driving the Agenda of Pneumococcal Pneumonia Vaccination in At-risk Populations in Community and Long-term Care is a study that aims to inform vaccination policy in an effort to shine light on a significant gap in the protection of the rights of older people.
Pneumonia is a leading cause of hospitalization and death in Canada, with a high prevalence among populations most at-risk from serious complications from infection. This survey aims to gain insight on public health messages and campaigns on pneumonia to help generate knowledge and drive effective policies to increase uptake rates, including in long-term care settings.
The IFA invites ageing, patient and health care organizations, as well as providers of community and long-term care services in Canada to complete this 15-minute survey as part of gathering evidence.
The IFA has created the following Good Practices Message Bank to help organizations for older adults share impactful information to their members.