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Impact: News and Resources

The News & Resources page is a space to explore up to date information about V4L projects, press releases, reports, latest videos and access helpful infographics.

Influencing Adult Pneumonia Vaccination Policy

“Influencing Adult Pneumonia Vaccination Policy” assessed pneumonia vaccination policy, public health messages and campaigns for at-risk adult groups and older people across nine European countries with the ultimate goal of improving uptake rates of pneumonia vaccination and decreasing the burden of pneumonia among high-risk adults…

Summary report, Consensus statement, Country-level reports

Improving Vaccine Confidence in the Most Vulnerable Populations

Despite the historical triumph of vacci­nation, societal distrust in the importance, safety, and effectiveness of vaccination has resulted in lowered rates of vaccine confidence amongst populations, contributing to epidemiological shifts in the burden of vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs)…

Executive summary, Consensus statement, Message bank, Press kit

Influenza Stakeholder Showcase

Vaccination against influenza (the flu) is the most impactful public health intervention that provinces, civil society organizations (CSOs), and individuals can support in order to protect older adults and immunocompromised individuals from poor outcomes following influenza infection…

Executive summary, Consensus statement, Policy brief, Infographic, Message bank, Press kit

Adult Pertussis Vaccination

Given the rapid ageing of the world’s population and with the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing in motion, now is the time to prioritize and drive action towards the maintenance and improvement of the health and functional ability of older people. Life in later years can often be dominated by poor health, social isolation, and dependency on care which can have several significant negative consequences for older adults and society, adding further stress to an over-burdened health care system and decreasing the quality and years of life for older people around the world…

Technical report, Infographic, Message bank, Press kit

Adult Pneumonia Vaccination in Long-Term Care Settings

The global population is rapidly changing, resulting in a shift in demographic distributions towards older ages, known as population ageing.  It is estimated that by 2050, 1 in 6 people in the world will be aged 60 years or older, with the proportion of this population and those 80 years or above doubling and tripling, respectively. With the significant shift in age distributions globally, there is an unprecedented demand for the implementation of comprehensive life course immunization programs, particularly for older adults and those with chronic conditions…

Technical report, Consensus statement, Press release

AV-HCP ECHO Program Learning Series

The global ageing population is expected to increase from 9.4% in 2020 to 16% in 2050. In the context of healthy ageing and a life course approach to immunization, older persons are a rapidly growing population at risk for serious complications and death associated with infectious diseases. Parallel to the process of ageing is the increasing vulnerability to infectious diseases for those with noncommunicable diseases…

ECHO report, Technical report, Infographic, Press kit

Adult Vaccination Advocacy Toolkit (AVAT)

The Adult Vaccination Advocacy Toolkit responds to an urgent call from stakeholders and advocacy groups to influence and shape adult vaccination policy. The Toolkit is a collection of authoritative and adaptable resources designed around four key policy issues: vaccine pathways, expansion of the pool of vaccine administrators, effective targeted adult vaccination campaigns, and an environment that strives for vaccination equality…

Report, Social media toolkit, Webinars

Adult Vaccination Education Program: Understanding (Person) Patient Experiences ECHO

Vaccine preventable diseases (VPDs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality among older people and those with chronic conditions who are at high-risk of serious complications from infection. Vaccination is one of the most effective public health interventions and a key component of healthy ageing. Despite clear evidence in support of the value of adult vaccination, the uptake rates remain suboptimal among older adults globally…

Modules, Hub Members

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