Vaccination is a simple, safe, and effective way of protecting people against harmful infectious diseases and is a key component of healthy ageing. Yet globally, rates of adult vaccination are suboptimal, and rarely focus beyond influenza in targeted campaigns addressed the mortality and life-altering impact of pneumococcal pneumonia, pertussis, and shingles.
The Adult Vaccination Advocacy Toolkit (AVAT) responds to an urgent call from stakeholder and advocacy groups. It is designed to help build the capacity and capability to influence and shape adult vaccination policy at local, national, and global levels through an evidence-to-action model of engagement across sectors and disciplines. The simplification of the vaccine pathways, expansion of the pool of vaccine administrators, effective targeted adult vaccination campaigns, and an environment that strives for vaccination equity are key policy drivers ready for change.