WHA Side Event: Vaccination in an Ageing World: Listening to Older People

May 21, 2019 / Geneva, Switzerland

Alongside the World Health Assembly, the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) will host a lunchtime event to launch new research on gaps to achieving better protection of older adults against influenza through vaccination. The research is based on interviews with older people in Australia, Japan, the UK and Canada, with a particular focus on influenza immunization. The aim of the research and the discussion on the day is to ensure that the voice of older people informs work to improve the uptake of adult vaccination, specifically in relation to influenza. Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, Chief Executive, ILC will be chairing the event, Islene Araujo de Carvalho, WHO and Jane Barratt, IFA will give their responses to research (more speakers to follow). For more information and to register for the event, please visit the ILC-UK website.

Source: ILC-UK

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