Driving Adult Vaccination Policy – Webinar Series
The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) has for over a decade been working to improve the global adult vaccination uptake rates by influencing policy and practice change.
The IFA remains extremely concerned that there is insufficient policy dialogue about improving adult vaccination coverage through an integrated approach at the country level, informed by the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing, the Immunization Agenda 2030 and the WHO Global Report on Ageism.
To encourage and drive action, the IFA convened a three-part webinar series Driving Adult Vaccination Policy, built around issues for which immunisation policy and/or action will improve and save the lives of potentially millions of older people.
Webinar #1: Immunosenescence a proxy for high-risk populations in immunisation policy
The purpose of this webinar is to improve understanding of the increased risk of infectious disease as we age and to inform a more comprehensive public health strategy that includes immunosenescence as a high-risk factor for infectious diseases, including pneumococcal disease.
Combatting ageism as a policy lever in the delivery of vaccines in long-term care facilities
The purpose of this webinar is to improve understanding of the impact of institutional ageism on the health of older people in long-term care facilities and highlight the importance of routine immunisation as an intervention that saves lives and money.
Global equity in vaccination as a sustainable solution towards a healthier global population
The purpose of this webinar is to highlight that investment in life-course immunization must be viewed as central component to universal health coverage and therefore contribute to ending inequities experienced at an individual, community, and population level.