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|Social Media Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals Spreading Authoritative Information Online|
Studies show that these false messages are often liked and shared more than accurate messages and as such falsehoods surrounding vaccinations spread faster than truthful statements. Healthcare professionals play a key role in providing accurate information about vaccines and countering false narratives both in day-to-day interactions with patients and through their activity on social media.
This Social Media Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals is developed by Excellence in Pediatrics through the Vaccines Together Project.
|At-risk Groups, Communication, health care professionals, messages, vaccines||February 22, 2021||Publications||publications files|
|Amplifying Civil Society Voices to Improve Rates of Adult Influenza Vaccination|
IFA report compiling findings from a two-stage project specific to Germany including an environmental scan of information and messages conveyed by a sample of advocacy and patient organizations as well as government, and in-depth interviews and questionnaires with decision-makers of specific seniors, patient and professional organizations to gain a clearer understanding of the organizational perspectives towards adult influenza vaccination.
|civil society, Germany, Influenza, messages||February 11, 2021||Reports||reports files|
|Bringing Canadian Patient Advocacy Organizations Together in the Fight Against Influenza|
This report calls on key decision makers of Canadian Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to identify through a series of interviews reasons behind the poor prioritization of adult influenza vaccination. Despite the differences in mandates, general consensus across participating organizations was that a collaborative effort would be needed to improve adult vaccination uptake and influence change.
|Adult Influenza, At-risk Groups, Patient Organizations, vaccines||February 10, 2021||Reports||reports files|
|Mobilizing Patient Groups to Change Vaccine Policy through Cooperation, Collaboration, Solidarity and Accountability|
Consensus statement resulting from the IFA-led expert meeting “Mobilizing Patient Groups to Change Vaccine Policy” focused on actions that must be taken in the EU by civil society to improve adult vaccination rates.
|civil society, Europe, Patient Organizations, policy||February 1, 2021||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Improving Adult Influenza Vaccination in Canada: Learning from International Good Practices|
This position paper is an outcome of a three-part virtual meeting series entitled “Improving Adult Influenza Vaccination in Canada: Learning from International Good Practices” and held between September to November 2020, wherein health professionals and experts in immunization, public health, ageing, and patient advocacy exchanged knowledge on the challenges, core principles, and strategies that underpin a national influenza immunization program in Canada.
|access, Canada, equity, Influenza, older people||January 22, 2021||Position paper, Reports||position-paper-files reports files|
|Vaccination contre la pneumonie chez les groupes à risque: Une perspective canadienne|
French version –
|Canada, pneumonia||January 21, 2021||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Changing the Conversation on Adult Vaccination|
Recordings and resources from the webinar series Changing the Conversation on Adult Vaccination
|At-risk Groups, campaign, chronic disease, Influenza, messages, older people, vaccines||January 18, 2021||Webinar||webinar files|
|A Canadian perspective on pneumonia vaccination among at-risk groups: Increasing relevance in a pandemic era|
The burden of pneumonia is largely underestimated in Canada for its serious consequences on at-risk Canadians including older people, which contributes in part to alarmingly low adult vaccination rates. This expert meeting report explores core challenges to improving adult pneumonia vaccination rates within Canada, and provides recommendations for immediate action.
|At-risk Groups, Canada, chronic disease, older people, pneumonia||January 14, 2021||Reports||reports files|
|Infection prevention and control guidance for long-term care facilities in the context of COVID-19|
World Health Organization guidance on infection prevention and control guidance for long-term care facilities in the context of COVID-19.
|COVID-19, long term care||January 11, 2021||Publications||publications files|
|Vaccine Misinformation Field Guide|
Misinformation threatens the success of vaccination programs across the world. Unicef, First Draft, Yale Institute for Global Health, and PGP (The Public Good Projects) have partnered to create the Vaccine Misinformation Management Field Guide. This guide aims to help organizations to address the global infodemic through the development of strategic and well-coordinated national action plans to rapidly counter vaccine misinformation and build demand for vaccination that are informed by social listening.
|Communication, Misinformation||January 6, 2021||Reports||reports files|
|Pneumonia vaccination in at-risk groups: A Canadian perspective|
A consensus statement from the IFA-led Expert Meeting held 20 October 2020.
|Canada, pneumonia||December 17, 2020||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Building Global Momentum for Adult Vaccination Policy Within COVID-19|
Recordings and resources from the webinar series Building Global Momentum for Adult Vaccination Policy Within COVID-19.
|COVID-19, policy, public policy||December 15, 2020||Graphics, Infographic, Webinar, Webpage||graphics infographic webinar webpage files|
A resource for Canadians to find an extensive list of clinics offering immunizations across the country, along with reliable information about a wide range of vaccinations
|Canada, Influenza||November 12, 2020||Webpage||webpage files|
|Changing the Conversation on Adult Influenza Vaccination Consensus Statement|
A consensus statement based off of the Changing the Conversation on Adult Influenza Vaccination Expert Meeting.
|Influenza||November 3, 2020||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Messages Matter: A Spotlight on Influenza Vaccination Campaigns|
This report is the first component of “Changing the Conversation on Adult Influenza Vaccination” and describes the findings of a ten country environmental scan of public health messages pertaining to influenza vaccination from governmental, and patient and advocacy organizations.
|campaign, Influenza, messages||October 26, 2020||Reports||reports files|
|Immunization, Vaccines, Influenza & Pneumonia in the Age of COVID-19|
In this premiere episode of Aging Better in Uncertain Times, Immunization, Vaccines, Influenza & Pneumonia in the Age of COVID-19 features Dr. Jane Barratt of the International Federation on Ageing.
|COVID19, Influenza, pneumonia||October 26, 2020||Podcasts||podcasts files|
|Pneumonie à pneumocoque : Ça vaut la peine|
La World Coalition on Adult Vaccination demande aux professionnels, aux organismes de défense des droits des patients et à tous les ordres de gouvernement d’accroître leurs efforts d’éducation et d’exhorter les adultes plus âgés et les personnes souffrant de maladies chroniques à se faire vacciner contre la grippe et la pneumonie à pneumocoque.
|chronic disease, pneumonia||September 3, 2020||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Pneumococcal Pneumonia: Worth the Shot|
In this joint statement, the World Coalition on Adult Vaccination calls on increased investment in educating and encouraging older adults and those with chronic diseases to be vaccinated against influenza and pneumococcal pneumonia.
|chronic disease, pneumonia||August 21, 2020||Consensus Statements, Press Releases||consensus-statements press-releases files|
|Vaccination Against Influenza: Impact and Prevention|
This document, from the Asociacion Colombiana de Gerontologia y Geriatria outlines the effectiveness and safety of the influenza vaccine and impacts of COVID-19.
|Colombia, COVID19||August 10, 2020||Reports||reports files|
|Who’s immune to fake news? Addressing patient motivation and vaccine hesitancy|
The amount of misinformation about vaccines circulating on the Internet in recent years has generated a worrying level of hesitancy or outright opposition to the use of vaccines by growing anti-vaccination groups in many countries. This has been associated with the return or increase of diseases such as measles and whooping cough. Pharmacists play a critical role in building confidence in vaccines and providing evidence-based advice.
|Communication, Misinformation||July 23, 2020||Webinar||webinar files|
|Cocirculation of SARS CoV2 and Influenza|
A cocirculation of SARS CoV2 and seasonal influenza in the coming months strongly argues for aggressive influenza vaccination in geographies with Southern hemispherical pattern of circulation
|COVID19, Influenza, SARS||July 21, 2020||Reports||reports files|
|Opportunities for pharmacists in vaccinating higher-risk populations|
Main goals were to emphasize the need to improve vaccination rates in “higher-risk” adults, and to provide an update on Canadian guidelines/resources available to pharmacists and other healthcare providers regarding immunization in such higher-risk groups.
|At-risk Groups, Canada, chronic disease, comorbidity||July 2, 2020||Reports||reports files|
|The Role of Advocacy Organisations in Promoting Health through Vaccination|
A consensus statement resulting from the IFA-led expert meeting in London, United Kingdom to address the role of advocacy organisations in promoting health through vaccinations.
|advocacy, At-risk Groups, United Kingdom||June 18, 2020||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Forum to Explore the Role of Patient Organisations in Vaccination – Report|
Report resulting from the IFA “Forum to Explore the Role of Patient Organisations in Vaccination” with focus on improving vaccination of at-risk groups in the United Kingdom, and the important role patient organisations can play in this.
|advocacy, At-risk Groups, United Kingdom||June 18, 2020||Reports||reports files|
|IFA Secondary Benefits Report|
This comprehensive literature review, conducted by Ms. Vyvyan Mishra, seeks coherence through a synthesis of the literature on the secondary protective benefits of influenza vaccination to older adults with particular focus on older people with chronic diseases such as diabetes and chronic lung disease.
|chronic disease, Influenza, older people||June 16, 2020||Reports||reports files|
|Vaccination in France: Changing the Public Perception Consensus Statement|
Consensus statement resulting from IFA expert meeting in France on changing the public perception of vaccination.
|Best Practice, collaboration, Education, france, policy||May 22, 2020||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Influencing Policy to Improve Adult Vaccination in Germany: Consensus Statement|
Consensus statement resulting from IFA-led expert meeting in Germany which aimed to identify barriers and opportunities to improve policy towards adult vaccination for at-risk groups in Germany
|Education, Germany, policy, public policy||May 20, 2020||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Influencing Policy to Improve Adult Vaccination in Germany|
Report from IFA-led expert meeting in Germany which aimed to identify barriers and opportunities to improve policy towards adult vaccination for at-risk groups in Germany
|Education, Germany, policy||April 30, 2020||Reports||reports files|
|Vaccination in France: Changing the Public Perception Report|
This report calls for multi-pronged educational approaches to improve the life course vaccination narrative in France, where influenza vaccination rates have decreased from 60% in 2010 to 46% in 2017. This approach must be targeted to a variety of stakeholders, including policymakers, health care professionals and members of civil society.
|Best Practice, collaboration, Education, france, policy||April 23, 2020||Reports||reports files|
|OECD Health Working Paper No. 101. How Much Do OECD Countries Spend on Prevention?|
The 2017 report uses data from across OECD countries to examine the differences in spending on prevention at both an aggregate and detailed level, and the policy implications that may result.
|Investment, policy||April 21, 2020||Reports||reports files|
|What’s Next? Coronavirus, Disease X, Maternal & Adult Immunization|
Pfizer Antigen Podcast where Dr Jane Barratt, Secretary General, IFA, speaks to the importance of vaccination in later life.
|COVID19, older people||April 21, 2020||Podcasts||podcasts files|
|Lessons Learned from COVID-19|
Despite the challenges associated with the COVID19, many lessons have been learned. For World Immunization Week 2020, IFA asked World Coalition on Adult Vaccination members what knowledge they have gained from the pandemic.
|COVID19, World Immunization Week||April 21, 2020||Videos||videos files|
|Vaccines Work for All Because…|
For World Immunization Week 2020, IFA asked members of the World Coalition on Adult Vaccination: Why do vaccines work for all? Here are some of their responses.
|Lifecourse, World Immunization Week||April 21, 2020||Videos||videos files|
|Vaccination and the At-risk Population of Adults with Heart and Lung Conditions|
Report resulting from IFA expert meeting, which focuses on the importance of addressing barriers to vaccination for adults with heart and lung conditions in Sweden.
|Addressing Barriers, Heart Disease, Lung Disease, Sweden||February 23, 2020||Reports||reports files|
|Adult Vaccination in the Asia Pacific: Mobilizing Policy and Practice Knowledge|
The following report reflects discussions held by mulit-disciplinary, multi-sectoral experts and thought leaders from the Asia Pacific region at an IFA expert meeting on the barriers and good practices to improving adult vaccination uptake rates in the Asia Pacific region.
|Addressing Barriers, Asia Pacific, At-risk Groups, Good Practices||February 23, 2020||Reports||reports files|
|Vaccinations and the At-Risk Adult Population of Diabetes|
IFA report on the importance of vaccination to older people with diabetes in the United Kingdom, as a result of IFA-led expert meeting.
|diabetes, older people, United Kingdom||February 23, 2020||Reports||reports files|
|Joint Statement: Stopping the Spread of Vaccine Misinformation|
Joint statement prepared by World Coalition on Adult Vaccination members for World Immunization Week 2019, which highlighted the need to raise awareness and educate communities on the importance of a life course approach to immunization, and address vaccine misinformation.
|Communication, Misinformation, World Immunization Week||February 23, 2020||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Vaccines: Saving Lives at Every Age|
Joint statement prepared by World Coalition on Adult Vaccination members for World Immunization Week 2018, which called for vaccination to be central to a life course approach to healthy ageing.
|Life Course Approach, older people, World Immunization Week||February 23, 2020||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Adult Vaccination in the Asia Pacific: Mobilizing Policy and Practice Knowledge|
The following consensus statement demonstrates the value of building bridges across professional and geographic boundaries, using one voice to advocate for improved vaccination policies and practices.
|Asia Pacific, At-risk Groups, collaboration||February 23, 2020||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Uniting Diverse Groups to Improve Adult Influenza Vaccination in Canada|
The following consensus statement demonstrates the importance of mobilizing knowledge on influenza vaccination for at-risk Canadians and identifies opportunities to help build capacity to influence policy across Canada, working toward equal opportunity.
|Canada, chronic disease, Influenza, older people||February 23, 2020||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Uniting Public Health Campaigns to Improve Influenza Awareness|
Consensus statement on raising awareness on influenza vaccination resulting from the IFA-led expert meeting “Fighting the Flu through Targeted Awareness Campaigns”.
|Campaigns, Communication, Influenza||February 23, 2020||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|Adult Vaccination: A Critical Element to a Life Course Approach to Healthy Ageing for Adults with Diabetes|
Consensus statement on the importance of a life course approach to vaccination for people with diabetes resulting from IFA-led expert meeting in Belfast.
|diabetes, older people, United Kingdom||February 23, 2020||Consensus Statements||consensus-statements files|
|The Need for a Lifelong Vaccination Strategy in an Ageing Population|
IFA Expert Dr Mine Durusu-Tanriover is a consultant of acute care in Ankara, Turkey and Professor of Internal Medicine at Hacettepe University.
|chronic disease, Influenza, Lifecourse Approach, older people, pneumonia||February 23, 2020||Videos||videos files|
|Ageing and Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Canada|
This webinar draws on the knowledge of two leading experts in the fields of vaccination ageing and health (Dr Melissa Andrew and Dr Shelly McNeil) to discuss how regular, up-to-date vaccinations can contribute to health and functional ability as we age.
|Canada, functional ability, older people||February 23, 2020||Webinar||webinar files|
|Vaccines are our weapon in the fight for quality of life|
Video of Dr Mine Durusu-Tanriover at the IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing, speaking to the importance of vaccination for older adults.
|Influenza, older people, pneumonia, Shingles||February 23, 2020||Videos||videos files|
|Insights from a Vaccine Champion: A Conversation with Gary Finnegan|
IFA sits down with Mr Gary Finnegan, Editor of Vaccines Today, to discuss common misconceptions when raising awareness for adult vaccinations, using digital media to reach out to older people and to encourage other organizations to join the IFA in promoting adult vaccination.
|Communication, Misinformation, older people||February 23, 2020||Videos||videos files|
|Barriers to Vaccination in At-Risk Groups|
IFA webinar with Dr Samir Sinha to discuss existing obstacles on vaccination coverage of influenza, pneumonia and shingles among at-risk groups in Canada.
|Addressing Barriers, Canada, older people||February 23, 2020||Webinar||webinar files|
|What is the Role for Public Policy and Technology in Increasing Immunisation Uptake Across the Lifecourse?|
The fourth webinar of the IFA post-conference education webinar series. It is an interactive conversation with Mr David Sinclair and Ms Lily Parsey of International Longevity Centre – UK, which discusses the adult vaccination work of governments and NGOs, as well as the use of technology in promoting or hindering adult vaccination uptake rates.
|older people, policy, technology||February 23, 2020||Webinar||webinar files|
|Frailty and Vaccine Effectiveness in Older Adults|
In celebration of the 2019 UN International Day of Older Persons, IFA hosts webinar featuring Dr Melissa Andrew to explore how frailty impacts vaccine effectiveness and how this may be considered in a life course approach to immunization.
|Frailty, older people||February 23, 2020||Webinar||webinar files|
|Dr Jane Barratt – A Life Course Approach to Vaccination|
Dr Jane Barratt speaks to the importance of a life course approach to vaccination for healthy ageing.
|Approach, life course, older people||February 23, 2020||Videos||videos files|
|Not Just for Kids: Supporting Healthy Ageing through Vaccination in At-Risk Groups|
Highlight reel from panel of experts (Dr Jane Barratt, Dr Mine Durusu-Tanriover, Dr Andrew Morris, Dr Eva Polverino) at IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing who speak to the importance of vaccination to older adults.
|Addressing Barriers, human rights of older people, older people||February 23, 2020||Videos||videos files|
|Prevention Before Antibiotics|
Video of Dr Eva Polverino at IFA 14th Global Conference on Ageing, speaking to the importance of prioritizing collaborative, preventative efforts to improving vaccination uptake rates.
|Antibodies, collaboration, Vaccine Development||February 23, 2020||Videos||videos files|
|La Vaccination en France: Changer Les Perceptions Publiques|
Cet échange de connaissances interactif d’une heure sert comme une plate-forme pour construire un réseau de plaidoyer durable et d’unifier les actions collectives entre les parties prenantes pour conduire le changement de politique et de pratique en France.
|france, Misinformation, policy||February 23, 2020||Webinar||webinar files|
|The Influenza Problem|
Dr Bram Palache speaks to the frustration surrounding high infection and death rates due to influenza, a disease that is avoidable and preventable through vaccination in video produced by eHealth Digital Media.
|Addressing Barriers, Herd Immunity, Influenza||February 23, 2020||Videos||videos files|
|2019 Immunisation for All Ages Summit – Executive Summary|
Executive summary resulting from 2019 Immunisation for All Ages Summit, focused on the prioritisation of prevention.
|Best Practices, collaboration, policy||October 20, 2019||Publications, Reports||publications reports files|