The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) has for over a decade been working to improve the global adult vaccination uptake rates by influencing policy and practice change.

The IFA remains extremely concerned in the midst of a pandemic that there is insufficient policy dialogue about improving adult vaccination coverage through an integrated approach at the country level, informed by the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing, the Immunization Agenda 2030 and the WHO Global Report on Ageism.

Targeted toward civil society, government, and intergovernmental agencies, the IFA is convening a three-part webinar series Driving Adult Vaccination Policy built around issues for which immunisation policy and/or action will improve and save the lives of potentially millions of older people.

We invite you to the second webinar entitled Combatting ageism as a policy lever in the delivery of vaccines in long-term care facilities.

The purpose of this policy dialogue is to improve understanding of the impact of institutional ageism on the health of older people in long-term care facilities and highlight the importance of routine immunisation as an intervention that saves lives and money.