Page last updated: 17 October 2020

Description of the website

The website of Vaccines4Life is a member of the WHO-led project Vaccine Safety Net (VSN).

Vaccines4Life is a knowledge mobilization platform that serves as a point of connection on the most urgent matters related to adult vaccination. Vaccine4Life exists to drive a new narrative on adult vaccination in the context of healthy ageing. Prevention, Access and Equity are foundational in a cross-disciplinary agenda which aims to improve awareness that translates to changed behaviour against the life-threatening consequences of vaccine preventable diseases.

Trusted, respectful relationships that help build the capacity of others are at the core of the V4L program activities.

  • The World Coalition on Adult Vaccination serves as a global knowledge exchange and dissemination outreach platform. The Coalition comprises NGOs and academia, clinicians, public health and scientific experts and associations collaborating on a common agenda around a life course approach to vaccination.
  • The IFA Expert Centre enables citizens and associated press to contact and learn from some of the world’s leading thought leaders on adult vaccines, public health and patient engagement. Experts are featured in Expert Spotlights, where IFA highlights timely and relevant content that shares insights on current news or trending topics related to adult vaccination.
  • VacciNet is a knowledge repository of the Vaccines4Life platform, curating content on adult vaccination from a variety of different sources, including but not limited to journal articles, reports, media, presentations, and webinars.

Changing the Conversation on Adult Influenza Vaccination presents the findings of a ten country environmental scan of public health messages pertaining to influenza vaccination from governmental, and patient and advocacy organizations.

Website’s sponsorship policy

IFA acknowledges support from GSK and Sanofi Pasteur for Vaccines4Life through unrestricted educational grants, where the funders have no influence over the website design and content choice.

IFA would also like to acknowledge support from Seqirus through unrestricted educational grants in projects with the overarching goal to improve the uptake rates of adult vaccination globally, identified within the Vaccines4Life platform. The funder has no influence on project design and content.

Website’s content or editorial policy

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) is the sole contributor of Vaccines4Life content, aside from the VacciNet database, where World Coalition on Adult Vaccination members and IFA partners are welcome to submit a document for consideration. The document is reviewed by the IFA Vaccines4Life team to ensure it includes evidence-based content related to vaccination, in the context of healthy ageing.