A recent review by Barbara Resnick et al, makes the case for a dire need to encourage immunisation for older adults in long-term care settings, as well as the community.
The WHO has released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza. The goal of the strategy is to prevent seasonal influenza, control the spread of influenza from animals to humans, and prepare for the next influenza pandemic.
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.
For too many adults, immunisation is seen as being ‘just for kids’
Policymakers should do more to tackle negative misconceptions of vaccinations and improve access to vaccines.