Shingles Awareness Week
Shingles Awareness Week is a global opportunity to encourage candid conversations about the debilitating complications of the disease that can rob people from enjoying precious life moments. The campaign theme this year is ‘press play on your moment, not the virus that causes shingles’. Save the date, and make sure to follow your preferred IFA social media channel.
Upcoming Webinar: Adult Pertussis Vaccination
This webinar aims to bridge the significant gap in knowledge of the life-altering consequences of pertussis and raise the awareness on the value of adult pertussis vaccination. It also serves as a platform for knowledge exchange by bringing various perspectives to the forefront so that pertussis is on the agenda for patient, ageing and professional organizations to influence change in adult pertussis vaccination policy and consequently, improve vaccine uptake rates.
Dr. Jane Barratt Announced as CSO representative for ACT-Accelerator Vaccine Pillar (COVAX)
Dr. Jane Barratt, Secretary General of the International Federation on Ageing, has been announced as the Civil Society representative of Vaccine Strategy for the ACT-Accelerator Vaccine Pillar (COVAX), which aims to accelerate the development and access to quality, and affordable COVID19 diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines.
Vaccines4Life joins World Health Organization’s Vaccine Safety Net
Vaccines4Life is thrilled to have joined the Vaccine Safety Net, a global network of websites, established by the World Health Organization, that provides reliable information on vaccine safety. Find out more at https://www.vaccinesafetynet.org/
Sign the Pledge to End Immunization Inequity
The pledge to End Immunization Inequity aligns with the principle of the WHO Immunization Agenda 2030 (IA2030) to “Leave no one behind” and supports the strategic objectives for the Decade of Healthy Ageing to improve the lives of older people, their families and their communities.
Messages Matter: A Spotlight on Influenza Vaccination Campaigns
Changing the Conversation on Adult Vaccination is a ground-breaking study conducted by the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) on the status of influenza campaigns focussed on the most vulnerable members of our population – older adults and those with underlying chronic conditions.
Pneumococcal Pneumonia: Worth the Shot – Joint Statement by the World Coalition on Adult Vaccination
In the following joint statement, the World Coalition on Adult Vaccination calls on professional, patient and advocacy organizations, together with all levels of government to increase their investment in educating and encouraging older adults and those with chronic diseases to be vaccinated against influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia.
V4L Launches Consensus Statement and Report from Forum to Explore the Role of Patient Organisations in Vaccination
Following the IFA-led expert meeting in London, United Kingdom to address the role of advocacy organisations in promoting health through vaccinations, specifically to at-risk groups, the IFA and leading patient organisations in the UK have release a consensus statement and report.
Antimicrobial resistance and the role of Vaccines: E-learning Course
During this First International e-learing Course, leading scientists and researchers from several professional fields will give presentations on a variety of aspects regarding antimicrobial resistance and the role of vaccines.
Promoting immunisation throughout life – World Immunisation Week
This World Immunisation Week, Immunisation for All Ages (IFAA) supports the World Health Organization’s (WHO) statement that, “at all ages, vaccines save lives and keep us safe” and calls upon professional, patient and advocacy organisations, together with all levels of government to increase their investment in prevention policy that supports immunisation at all stages of life.
Press Release: IFA Launches Report Identifying Barriers to Adult Influenza Vaccination in Canada
Vaccination against influenza is critical to the health and functional ability of Canadian seniors as well as people with chronic disease, who are at higher risk of morbidity, mortality and prolonged recovery due to underlying frailty and changes in immune function.
2019 Immunisation for All Ages Summit
June 5-6, 2019 - Washington D.C. Executive Summary “Prioritisation of Prevention,” the theme of the 2019 Immunisation for All Ages Summit, grounded the gathering in a solid ...