Adult vaccination – a key component of healthy ageing
Nov 13, 2013 | REPORTS
Current societal and financial challenges are demanding a revision of how health budgets are spent with a view to increasing both savings and sustainability.
In light of these challenges, the SAATI Partnership has launched their report on “Adult vaccination: a key component of healthy ageing – Benefits of life-course immunisation in Europe” to raise awareness of the health and socio-economic benefits of a life-course approach to immunisation.
This SAATI commissioned research, that received financial support from Pfizer, provides an overview of the state of adult immunisation in the EU27 and the value of implementing better immunisation policies for the European adult population from a public health and macro-economic perspective.
The report consolidates existing research on the incidence of the main vaccine-preventable diseases in Europe. It sheds light on the gaps existing in adult immunisation policies in EU Member States and identifies the key determinants for the successful implementation of adult vaccination policies across Europe. It also provides practical recommendations to improve vaccination rates in adults. Finally, it includes a snapshot of the adult immunisation policy landscape in each EU Member State, with the aim of helping to facilitate national decision-making.