European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

IN ASSOCIATION WITH
International Federation on Ageing

The European Adult Immunisation Hub is led by the International Longevity Centre - UK (ILC-UK).

The European Adult Immunisation Hub is led by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), and has been made possible by financial support from Pfizer.

  • “Vaccination can provide cost-effective protection against a host of diseases throughout life, but remains an underused public-health strategy in adults for the promotion of healthy ageing”.
  • Adult vaccination is an effective tool for prevention of ill health.2
  • Studies found in 13 EU nations show immunisation is likely to provide a cost-effective strategy for those aged 50 years or over.3
  • Based on the investment costs of vaccinating those aged 50 in the year 2012, the benefitcost ratio suggests that every 1 euro invested in adult immunisation would result in 4.02 euros over the lifetime of the cohort.4
  • With the exception of the seasonal influenza vaccine, many adults believe that vaccination is relevant only for children, and awareness of adult vaccines is low.5

References

1) Michel, J. -P., Gusmano, M., Blank, P.R. and Philp, Ian. (2010) Vaccination and healthy ageing : how to make life-course vaccination a successful public health strategy. European Geriatric Medicine, Vol.1 (No.3). pp. 155-165. ISSN 18787649 2) SAATI 2013 Adult Vaccination: A Key Component of Healthy Ageing 3) SAATI 2013 Adult Vaccination: A Key Component of Healthy Ageing 4) SAATI 2013 Adult Vaccination: A Key Component of Healthy Ageing 5) Perception of vaccines and vaccinations EVM Study Number 41039032.

Contact

This hub is managed by David Sinclair and Dave Eaton of ILC-UK.

If you would like to contribute to the adult immunisation hub, or if you would like any further information on adult immunisation, you can contact the International Longevity Centre- UK at info@ilcuk.org.uk or by phone on 020 7340 0440

For the latest vaccine updates aimed at the general public, visit www.vaccinestoday.eu