7th LifeCourse Immunisation Summit and Working Groups Agendas

PART 1 - Family Transmissions 

  • Overview of transmission data between family members - Contribution of Infection transmission among households (e.g., SARS, Influenza RSV, and Pneumococcal) in disease prevalence and outbreaks - case studies/overviews

  • Breaking the transmission cycle among family members: Shingles and RSV vaccines in adults.

  • The impact on health policies – Increasing family protection/vaccinations and the reduced burden on hospitals and primary care

  • Family protection as a public health policy and a priority for countries - presenting an opportunity to move towards a Life Course strategy

Discussion: What role can the paediatricians and the GPs can play? What needs to happen to support them?


PART 2 - Maternal Immunisations


  • Exploring the importance of maternal vaccinations to the life course vaccination approach, the protection of newborns and breaking family transmission cycles

  • Reviewing which vaccines are essential during pregnancy

  • Exploring RSV in infants and maternal immunisation data

  • Neonatal group B streptococcal (GBS) infection and maternal immunisation - where are we?

  • Maternal vaccinations overview - where we are at, what’s new and where the gaps are

Discussion: What are the main obstacles/barriers to increasing maternal vaccination coverage? How can we overcome them?


PART 3 – Adult (65+) Immunisation

  • Introduction and rationale for a focus on adults 65+ in a life course approach to immunisation

  • Inequity between coverage rates in children and adults

  • Vaccinations that impact chronic diseases such as atherosclerosis and dementia

  • Societal and economic importance of vaccines for the whole population, including 65+ adults

  • Barriers and success stories to improve adult vaccination coverage

Discussion: How can we better mobilise the 65+ population to vaccinate to protect themselves and their families?