As part of EIP's ongoing Campaigns to Increase Vaccination Rates, please provide a short statement that best summarises your view on Influenza Vaccinations.

EIP's statement: Medical communities across Europe should mobilise to ensure that influenza vaccination rates will reach the 75% target level and make sure recently increased coverage in 2020 is sustainable. Seasonal Influenza Vaccines help protect health resources and improve health system resilience and preparedness. Healthcare professionals must reach out to patients, local medical communities, regional and national decision-makers to ensure that influenza vaccinations will become and remain a priority for all. 

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  • Involve Women's Organisations

    Involve women and women's organisations in the design of messages targeting specific age groups on flu vaccination uptake.


  • Provide Valid Information

    Now more than ever, healthcare professionals at all levels of healthcare have the mission to provide valid information to their fellow colleagues and patients on the importance of achieving high target vaccination rates and fight any misconception, which may jeopardise that.


  • Pharmacist Delivered Influenza Vaccines

    The European Pharmaceutical Students' Association advocates for pharmacist-delivered influenza vaccines. Healthcare stakeholders working together whilst ensuring sufficient vaccine supplies to increase the uptake of flu vaccines will help to improve immunity and decrease hospitalisation rates.


  • Impact of Viral Infection

    Now that everyone is aware of the enormous impact of a viral infection, and realizes that vaccines are key to prevent serious disease and overloaded health care use, this is the moment to also bring up again influenza vaccination for all risk groups including older adults and health care workers.


  • Promote Influenza Vaccines More Suitable for the Elderly

    Influenza vaccines uptake may increase in the coming years if HCWs are educated and thus convinced (that is not the case so far) of the benefit of promoting influenza vaccines more adapted to the elderly (high dose, or adjuvanted); we know better now that ageing weakens the efficacy of the classic vaccine - for many HCWs, thus the benefit achieved is not worth (the smallest) risks to promote all vaccines useful at this age to organize easy point of care access


  • Mobilise Medical Communities

    Medical communities should mobilise to ensure that influenza vaccination rates will reach the 75% target level for those at risk. Healthcare professionals, together with communication experts and psychologists must reach out, in a tailored approach, to patients, local medical communities, regional and national decision-makers to ensure that influenza vaccinations will become and remain a priority.