The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) has for over a decade been working to improve the global adult vaccination uptake rates by influencing policy and practice change.
The IFA remains extremely concerned in the midst of a pandemic that there is insufficient policy dialogue about improving adult vaccination coverage through an integrated approach at the country level, informed by the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing, the Immunization Agenda 2030 and the WHO Global Report on Ageism.
Targeted towards civil society, government, and intergovernmental agencies, the IFA is convening a three-part webinar series Driving Adult Vaccination Policy built around issues for which immunisation policy and/or action will improve and save the lives of potentially millions of older people.
We invite you to the first webinar entitled Immunosenescence a proxy for high-risk populations in immunisation policy.
The purpose of this policy dialogue is to improve understanding of the increased risk of infectious disease as we age and to inform a more comprehensive public health strategy that includes immunosenescence as a high-risk factor for infectious diseases, including pneumococcal disease.
** This webinar series has been supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer