Uptake of existing vaccines will help support health systems from COVID-19 pressures, argues Immunisation For All Ages Group

In just a few months, COVID-19 has spread far and wide across the world. As borders close, and countries deploy containment strategies to help slow the spread of the disease, the world unites in the fight against the virus.

However, even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Immunisation For All Ages (IFAA) group argues that preventative interventions, such as existing vaccines need to be at the forefront of public health initiatives to support health systems form COVID-19 pressures.

The IFAA are urging governments around the world to invest in the lives of all of its citizens by helping to protect them and advancing a comprehensive public health prevention policy that prioritises immunisation at all stages of life with a particular focus on adults and at-risk populations.

“Now is the time to act to help ensure health systems around the world invest further in prevention, increase all immunisation rates, and invest in infrastructure to help ensure appropriate capacity in order to be ready for immunisation, especially those for adults, and specifically against COVID-19”, argues the IFAA.

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