The Coalition for Life-Course Immunisation (CLCI) is a diverse network of expert individuals and associations representing public health, patients, academics and health professionals from across Europe.
We are committed to preventing infectious disease over the life-course by highlighting the benefits of wide-scale immunisation to our peers and to policy-makers.
Vaccines are not just for children – CLCI believes that vaccines are an important part of daily life at all ages and stages.
The members of CLCI call on all stakeholders to ensure that they, their families and colleagues are immunised with all vaccines recommended for their stage of life – from infants to grandparents, from captains of industry to the shop floor, healthcare professionals, pregnant mothers, travellers, those suffering from chronic conditions – all are vulnerable because disease-causing bacteria and viruses know no boundaries.
Healthcare professionals remain the most trusted source of information on vaccines. By proactively advocating for immunisation, healthcare professionals can help to restore public confidence in immunisation.
We hope the resources and information on this site will empower you to engage with the public and policy-makers to ensure optimal vaccine coverage.
Manifesto for 2020 “A Vision for a Life-Course Approach to Vaccination”
The Coalition for Life-Course Immunisation (CLCI) is happy to announce its manifesto for 2020. It has long been recognised that vaccination is a public good, today, more than 100 million children worldwide are vaccinated annually against diseases such as diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, tuberculosis, polio, measles and hepatitis B.
The Coalition believes that vaccines are not just for children but are an important part of health management and well-being at all ages and stages of life and calls for a holistic approach when designing programmes.
The CLCI will deliver its strategy through three core methods for action; evidence-based information, tailored communication, and collaboration, and offers 7 steps to improving life-course vaccination in Europe.
The CLCI members encourage you to read the manifesto and its accompanying position paper “Powering protection for all by a collaborative approach to enhancing vaccine coverage”, and to use the seven steps when designing programmes to increase the uptake of vaccinations across the life-course.