The European Adult Immunisation Hub is led by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK). It has been made possible by financial support from Pfizer.
For regular updates, follow the European Adult Immunisation Hub on Twitter at @AImmunisation,
like the Hub’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adultimmunisation/timeline
and join the Adult Immunisation Linkedin group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8358969
A database of immunisation providers is available for the countries listed below. Please follow the link to be directed to the database:
In light of World immunisation Week, Immunisation For All Ages (IFAA) are calling on national and international health and advocacy organisations and governments to:
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”[I] 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.
Throughout World Immunisation Week from the 24 April to 1 May the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSTHM) will be hosting a series of webinars on vaccines throughout the life-course. As part of this series they will be holding a webinar on “Prevention and vaccines in the elderly” at on 30 April, 1.45pm BST.
It’s World Immunisation Week from 24 to 30 April. This year’s WIW is focussed around #VaccinesWork for all, with a key message of the campaign that “at all ages, vaccines save lives and keep us safe”.
Alongside regular exercise, enjoying a varied diet and avoiding tobacco, immunisation is a tried, tested and effective means of staying healthy throughout the life course and a key component of healthy ageing. However, the uptake of adult immunisation is not consistent across the UK, and adults in at-risk groups may not necessarily know or ask about vaccination.
Sanofi Pasteur and the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC) have published a new educational leaflet on “Protecting older people against the risks of influenza”, which argues that tackling negative attitudes to immunisation are key in better protecting older adults against the risks of influenza. The leaflet draws on research carried out by ILC last year as part of its Under the skin: Listening to the voices of older people on influenza immunisation report, supported by Sanofi Pasteur.