Vaccination in an ageing world: Listening to older people

Tuesday, 21 May 2019
Time: 12.00pm (light lunch) for 12.30pm to 2.00pm
Location: International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Avenue de la Paix 17, 1202 Genève

In light of the WHO Influenza strategy, the ILC-UK (International Longevity Centre – UK), the specialist think tank on the impact of longevity on society, will be holding a lunch event at the World Health Assembly to launch new research findings on attitudes to vaccination among older adults.

The research is based on interviews with older people in Australia, Japan, the UK and Canada, with a particular focus on influenza immunisation. It will highlight the gaps that need to be addressed to achieve a better protection of older adults against influenza through vaccination.

The aim of the research and the discussion on the day is to ensure that the voice of older people informs work to improve the uptake of adult vaccination, specifically in relation to influenza. This research and debate will feed into a range of international, regional, and national policy priority areas including:

  • Anti-microbial resistance
  • Vaccine hesitancy
  • WHO post-2020 strategy on vaccination
  • WHO 2018-2030 global strategy for influenza
  • WHO upcoming new influenza position paper
  • Interest in the development of improved flu vaccines for older adults

Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, Chief Executive, ILC will be chairing the event and Jane Barratt, IFA will give her response to research (more speakers to follow). Lunch will be provided, and the event will offer an opportunity for networking with colleagues as well as more formal discussions.

The ILC-UK report and event has been supported by Sanofi.

If you are interested in attending the event, please register here.