Responding to positive news in relation to the development of a COVID-19 vaccination. David Sinclair, Director of the International Longevity Centre – UK said:
“While the progress in the development of a COVID vaccine will be a relief to many reading the news today, this is not the time to be complacent.”
Immunisation For All Ages 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.
When flu season comes, there is a possibility that the world will be dealing with two respiratory viruses at the same time – flu and COVID-19. This could be a double challenge for health care systems worldwide. On 2 July ESWI will be hosting its fourth webinar in a series: Cornerstones of pandemic preparedness and urgent actions.
The International Federation on Ageing (IFA), and the Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) along with various leading UK patient and health advocacy organisations have recently published a consensus statement and report produced from findings from an expert meeting: “Forum to Explore the Role of Patient Organisations in Vaccination”. The materials produced from the meeting place focus on the important role UK advocacy organisations play in promoting health through vaccination, and what barriers exist that must be addressed.
In light of World immunisation Week, Immunisation For All Ages (IFAA) are calling on national and international health and advocacy organisations and governments to: