Adult Vaccination in the Asia Pacific: Mobilizing Policy and Practice Knowledge
Population ageing is a global phenomenon with serious social and economic opportunities as well as challenges. In the Asia Pacific region, this trend is evident with 11.2% of the population aged 65 years or older among Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries. Older adults around the world are critical for the livelihood and productivity of societies as is consistently acknowledged in many countries within this region. A life-course approach to immunization belongs in a comprehensive public health strategy that can help facilitate healthy ageing and an environment that enables older people to do what they value. This report reflects the discussions held by experts and thought leaders on improving adult vaccination uptake rates in the Asia Pacific including the barriers, gains and identified solutions.
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