Hitting new heights: Improving vaccination uptake among patients with chronic conditions across Europe

This report was produced in partnership with the Coalition for Life-course Immunisation and the Longevity Centre UK

Across Europe, COVID-19 has threatened the health and longevity of society’s most clinically vulnerable groups. Given that 25% of European adults are living with two or more chronic conditions, the case for vaccination has become vital during the pandemic. Yet when it comes to routine vaccination for other diseases like influenza (flu), uptake in Europeans with chronic conditions is concerningly low. Less than half (45%) were vaccinated against flu in 2018, while vaccination for pneumococcal disease is even lower and ranges between 20% and 30%.