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.