The paper on Prioritising Adult Immunisation Policy, published by Vaccines Europe on 6th December 2022 will be instrumental in striving the discussion at the EU and national levels on the value of adult immunisation and will support our advocacy towards creating a supportive environment for adult immunisation programmes. To achieve this Vaccines Europe calls for 4 different actions to protect adults against Vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD)s:
- Protect adults against VPDs through policies that prioritise and embed adult vaccination in national immunisation plans and ensure sufficient funding to improve access and uptake of existing vaccines and faster inclusion of new vaccines;
- Increase awareness and education of citizens and healthcare professionals (HCPs) on the overall burden of VPDs and the benefits of adult immunisation;
- Improve access and convenience to vaccination for adults;
- Establish digital vaccination registries to improve vaccination coverage rates (across the lifespan) and enable recalls and reminders.
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