Vaccine Equity

Description of SVG

FIP’s vaccine equity programme is centred around advancing vaccine equity and life-course immunisation. This programme is dedicated to advocating for the pivotal role of pharmacy in mitigating vaccine inequities and expanding access to essential immunisation services. With a strong foundation in its ongoing efforts in the vaccination realm, FIP aims to propel the concept of pharmacy-based life-course immunisation to the forefront.  

Programme objectives: 

  1. Advocate for the role of pharmacy in reducing vaccine inequities and widening access to immunisation.
  2. Build on existing FIP work on vaccination to enable pharmacy-based life-course immunisation.
  3. Provide members with tools and resources to enable policy transformation.

Pandemic Preparedness, Response and Recovery: Lessons Learnt for Global Pharmacy

2023 

The key learnings for pharmacy are presented in this report in six sections focusing on lessons from country leadership,
system transformation, science and innovation, pharmaceutical practice, workforce and education, and life-course
immunisation.

 

 

Give it a shot: Expanding immunisation coverage through pharmacists

2020

FIP aims to further demonstrate the commitment and impact of pharmacists in increasing vaccination coverage and uptake through a multitude of roles, including vaccine administration.

Vaccination of special-risk groups: A toolkit for pharmacists

2022

This toolkit not only serves the goal of highlighting the important role that pharmacists can play in improving vaccination coverage rates among special-risk groups, but also to summarise key information, practice guidelines and additional resources to support this role in a very practical manner. This includes a brief introduction of why each group has a higher risk of harm from vaccine-preventable diseases, which vaccines are particularly recommended for that group, what advice pharmacists may provide to individuals they identify from those groups and a practical case study that may support conversations.

 

Supporting life-course immunisation through pharmacy-based vaccination: enabling equity, access and sustainability: A toolkit for pharmacists 

July 2023 

This toolkit aims to enable equity, access, and sustainability of life-course immunisation through pharmacy-based vaccination and it is a valuable resource for pharmacists looking to expand their role in supporting immunisation efforts and improving public health outcomes.

Advocating expansion of the pharmacist's role in immunsation: A focus on diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis booster, COVID-19 and meningitis vaccinations

2022 

This report aims to support pharmacists' organizations worldwide in claiming or expanding their role in immunisation and to accelerate policy development and transformation in the area of immunisation and provides guidance on how pharmacists can advocate for the expansion of their role in immunisation, including how to engage with patients, policymakers, and other healthcare professionals.

 

Enabling life-course immunisation through pharmacy-based vaccination: Launch of a new FIP Pandemic Preparedness report

16 August 2023 

This event  sought to derive key lessons, recommendations and considerations for the future in another report, “Pandemic Preparedness, Response and Recovery: Lessons Learnt for Global Pharmacy”

Enabling life-course immunisation through pharmacy-based vaccination: Launch of a new FIP policy toolkit

26 July 2023 

This event is delivered as part of a new FIP programme supported by Pfizer, aims to provide our members with approaches and tools for tackling key policy enablers that determine equity, access and sustainability of pharmacy-based life-course immunisation.
 

Enabling life-course immunisation through pharmacy-based vaccination: Access to data and vaccination records

2 February 2023 

This event is delivered as part of a new FIP programme supported by Pfizer, FIP data shows that pharmacists’ access to patient vaccination records vary widely across countries and regions. Understanding the different models and country experiences is key to wider implementation.

Vaccination: Benefits beyond specific disease prevention - Part 1

21 August 2023 

This webinar – Part 1 - will delve into technical and evidence-based insights on positive downstream effects of vaccines in older adults including that on cardiovascular events and diseases, diabetes or arthritis.

Vaccination: Benefits beyond specific disease prevention - Part 2

31 August 2023 

This webinar – Part 2 - will share contributions, activities, tools that pharmacists lead and utilise to promote healthy aging in the practice setting

Vaccination: Benefits beyond specific disease prevention - Part 3 

13 September 2023 

Part 3 will focus on the burden of diseases and the risks and costs of not widening access to vaccination.

 

Vaccines & special-risk groups: Chronic Respiratory Conditions

29 June 2022 

Among the different special-risk population groups, people living with chronic respiratory conditions have specific vaccination needs that will be discussed in this event.

Vaccines & special-risk groups: Cardiovascular diseases

21 July 2022 

Among the different special-risk population groups, people living with cardiovascular diseases have particular vaccination needs that will be highlighted in this event.

Vaccines & special-risk groups: Older adults

30 September 2022

Among different special-risk population groups, older adults have specific vaccination needs that will be discussed in this event.

Vaccines & special-risk groups: Diabetes

14 November 2022 

Among the different special-risk groups for vaccine-preventable diseases, people living with diabetes have particular vaccination needs that will be highlighted in this event.

Vaccines & special-risk groups: roundtable summit

7 December 2022 

The final event in the FIP series focuses on the vaccination needs of special-risk population groups through an intersectoral roundtable. In addition, launching a summary publication and a series of short videos to support pharmacists' role in raising awareness and building confidence in vaccines and in promoting convenient access to vaccinations.

Vaccines & special-risk groups: Pregnant individuals

22 February 2023 

Among the different special-risk population groups for vaccine-preventable diseases, people that are pregnant have particular vaccination needs that will be highlighted at this event. Pharmacists can play a role in raising awareness of the importance of vaccination among this population group.

Vaccines & special-risk groups: Pharmacy teams and all healthcare workers

9 May 2023 

Among the different special-risk groups for vaccine-preventable diseases, healthcare professionals are in contact with multiple patients daily and are therefore at increased risk of contracting and further spreading vaccine-preventable diseases.

Sustainable and equitable access to vaccines: Establishing priorities and setting policies in the African region

4 November 2021 

This event focuses on the regional needs and drivers for transforming vaccination in the African region. This involves identifying priorities in the region’s countries with regards to equity and access to vaccinations. Barriers and challenges and regional needs in relation to policy setting will also be discussed.

 

Sustainable and equitable access to vaccines: Establishing priorities and setting policies in the Western Pacific region

28 October 2021 

This event focuses on the regional needs and drivers for transforming vaccination in the Western Pacific region. This involves identifying priorities in the region’s countries with regards to equity and access to vaccinations. Barriers and challenges and regional needs in relation to policy setting will also be discussed.

Sustainable and equitable access to vaccines: Establishing priorities and setting policies in the South East Asian region 

26 October 2021 

This event focuses on the regional needs and drivers for transforming vaccination in the South East Asian region. This involves identifying priorities in the region’s countries with regards to equity and access to vaccinations. Barriers and challenges and regional needs in relation to policy setting will also be discussed.

Sustainable and equitable access to vaccines: Establishing priorities and setting policies in the European region

14 October 2021 

This event focuses on the regional needs and drivers for transforming vaccination in the European region. This involves identifying priorities in the region’s countries with regards to equity and access to vaccinations. Barriers and challenges and regional needs in relation to policy setting will also be discussed.

Sustainable and equitable access to vaccines: Establishing priorities and setting policies in the Eastern Mediterranean region

7 October 2021 

This event focuses on the regional needs and drivers for transforming vaccination in the Eastern Mediterranean region. This involves identifying priorities in the region’s countries with regards to equity and access to vaccinations. Barriers and challenges and regional needs in relation to policy setting will also be discussed.

Sustainable and equitable access to vaccines: Establishing priorities and setting policies in the Americas region

30 September 2021 

This event focuses on the regional needs and drivers for transforming vaccination in the Americas. This involves identifying priorities in the region’s countries with regards to equity and access to vaccinations. Barriers and challenges and regional needs in relation to policy setting will also be discussed.

 

Working together across systems to transform vaccination policy: working with others in our professions, with other disciplines and agencies to establish sustainable policies

23 September 2021 

This event will focus on intra and interprofessional alliances to ensure that we can work together to deliver the areas of policy addressed in this series. Panelists will also discuss working together with other agencies and policymakers to establish sustainable policies on vaccines access and equity, including how pharmacy can be a force of good in supporting vaccinations for all health workers.

Equity, access & sustainability through life’s ages and stages: Enabling a life course-approach to vaccination

8 July 2021 

The panelists in this event will focus on age and explore vaccines equity and access through life’s ages and stages – from childhood (including pregnancy) to later adulthood – from a pharmacy perspective. They will focus on setting out the policy issues and immediate next steps, determining what pharmacy needs to do to singularly affect the most change in this area.

Introducing the FIP ‘Transforming Vaccination Globally, Regional and Nationally’ 2021: Accelerating equity, access and sustainability through policy development and implementation

17 June 2021 

The first episode of the programme will set the stage for the entire programme. This event will revisit the key outcomes of the Transforming Vaccination 2020 programme, specifically focusing on the outcomes relating to shaping policy around equity, access and sustainability and how they are shaping the FIP vaccination agenda for 2021. It will also describe the programme, and outline its key aims and objectives as well as outcomes.

Enabling life-course immunisation through pharmacy-based vaccination: Regulations and prescribing

18 January 2023 

This event is delivered as part of a new FIP programme supported by Pfizer, which aims to provide FIP members with approaches and tools for tackling key policy enablers that determine equity, access and sustainability of pharmacy-based life-course immunisation. It will feature a number of pharmacy leadership bodies describing how pharmacy-based vaccination, including prescribing, is regulated in their countries.

Enabling life-course immunisation through pharmacy-based vaccination: Service remuneration models

6 December 2022

This event is delivered as part of a new FIP programme supported by Pfizer, which aims to provide our members with approaches and tools for tackling key policy enablers that determine equity, access and sustainability of pharmacy-based life-course immunisation. It will feature a number of pharmacy leadership bodies sharing their remuneration models and journeys for the benefit of policy-enablement everywhere.