Life-course immunisation and the flu vaccine

Life-course immunisation is an immunisation approach that responds to a person’s current stage in life and the specific health risks they can face(1). The approach aims to reduce illnesses and helps people stay healthy as they grow older, ensuring a good quality of life(2)

[Infographic] Life-course immunisation and the flu vaccine

(1) Immunization Agenda 2023 – A global strategy to leave no one behind. WHO and IA2023. Available at: Accessed on 20 September 2023
(2) Vaccination schedules in the EU/EEA. European Vaccination Portal. Available at:…/when-vaccinate/vaccination-schedules-eueea Accessed on 20 September 2023
(3) Influenza vaccination coverage rates in the EU/EEA. ECDC. Available at:…/vaccination-coverage. Accessed on 20 September 2023.
(4) Seasonal influenza vaccines. ECDC. Available at:…/seasonal-influenza-vaccines Accessed on 20 September 2023
(5) Vaccination against influenza of population aged 65 and over. Eurostat. Available at: Accessed on: 20 September 2023
(6) Seasonal influenza vaccination strategies. ECDC. Available at:…/vaccination-strategies Accessed on: 20 September 2023
(7) Lifecourse vaccination in Europe: Influenza prevention. Euractiv. Available at:…/lifecourse-vaccination-in-europe-influenza-prevention/ Accessed on: 24 September 2023.
(8) Factors influencing healthcare professionals’ confidence in vaccination in Europe: a literature review. NCBI. Available at: Accessed on 30 September 2023.


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