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.
A life-course approach to vaccination: adapting European Policies
The Health Policy Partnership (HPP) developed a report looking at what adopting a life-course approach to vaccination means in practice – and highlighting key steps to achieve this. The report and accompanying infographics were launched in May 2018, with the endorsement of many leading experts in vaccination including members of the Coalition for Life-course Immunisation.
An open letter to the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) accompanied the launch of the report. In the open letter, the report’s authors express support for the European Commission’s proposal for a Council recommendation on strengthening European cooperation against vaccine-preventable diseases and call for all stakeholders to come together to ensure vaccination achieves its potential for future generations.
In October 2018, HPP organised a session at the European Health Forum Gastein entitled ‘Vaccines for all – leaving no one behind’, on behalf of MSD and the Coalition for Life-course Immunisation. The session included the launch of an animation created by HPP, explaining the benefits of a life-course approach to vaccination.