Addressing the Life-Course Approach in Vaccination Policy across Europe: The Case History of Poland - Abstract
In April 2019, the Italian NGO Cittadinanzattiva, through its international branch Active Citizenship Network (ACN) launched, during the European immunization week, a new project called “European Active Citizens for Vaccination”. The aim was to improve the awareness on the importance of vaccination across Europe: the scientific evidence is clear; vaccination is an essential public health tool and helps to guarantee our fundamental rights as a European citizen. ACN realized a social media communication campaign supporting and spreading awareness on the topic of life-long vaccination; videos were made in all the national languages of the involved countries (Italy, Hungary, Poland, Ireland and Spain) and then produced, shared and customized for each country. Moreover, an informative leaflet in a different language has been produced. Civic consultations on the National Immunization Plan in the countries involved were held in: Poland, Hungary and Spain. This article describes the main results of the focus group held in Poland on the topic of vaccination and its related policies. The full report has been published in the Report entitled “European Active Citizens for Vaccination: focus on -Poland (2019- 2020)” edited by Cittadinanzattiva APS (all rights reserved).