The goal of V4L is to improve uptake rates of adult vaccination globally. Most countries do not reach the WHO and the European Union’s target of 75% influenza vaccination coverage for vulnerable groupsii .
V4L is framed by three independent yet connected intentions:
- To be a reliable source of information, evidence and good practice across sectors and disciplines on the link between adult vaccination and healthy ageing.
- To mobilize knowledge, experts and expertise through the creation and use of innovative platforms and channels of communication.
- To influence and help shape policy related to adult vaccination and at-risk groups through capacity building at the national and international level.
iWHO (2008) Vaccination greatly reduces disease, disability, death and inequity worldwide. Available at: https://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/2/07-040089/en/. Last accessed: April 2020.
iiECDC (2018) Seasonal influenza vaccination and antiviral use in EU/EEA Member States. Available at: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/seasonal-influenza-antiviral-use-2018.pdf. Last accessed: April 2020.