Lifecourse vaccination in Europe: Influenza prevention

This article is part of our special report Vaccination: Raising awareness against fake news.

Adult vaccination has been given less prominence than other health priorities. But given our ageing population, the problem of vaccine-preventable diseases and related complications in adults and elderly is likely to grow.

Vaccinating these groups would allow them to stay healthy and active longer, with fewer and shorter hospital stays, less time off work, less dependency and a lower burden of chronic illness.

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