In July 2020, GCOA released a new report on adult vaccinations, in partnership with the American Federation for Aging Research (AFAR). Adult Vaccinations: Opportunities for Action, Barriers to Engagement, Paths to Healthier Aging shares insights from an expert symposium hosted by the two organizations in late 2019 on the urgency of vaccinations for adults to promote healthy aging. The expert perspectives in the report, which have grown in importance amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, address the individual and societal value of vaccines for older adults, the importance of vaccinations across the life course, and the challenges of vaccine hesitancy and misinformation.
Following the release of the report, AFAR and GCOA will host a joint webinar in late Summer 2020, offering a deeper dive on these insights and their implications in the COVID-19 era. The webinar will convene experts from science and business for an interactive discussion exploring how the ideas shared in the report can offer a road map as we work to ensure a future of health, stability, and renewed economic growth.