National Immunization Awareness Week (NIAW) is an annual event held in the last week of April, from 24-30 April 2021, to draw attention to the importance of immunization for people of all ages. C.A.R.P. is dedicated to spreading awareness about the importance of immunization and the success and impact that immunization has had in protecting and saving lives for older adults. Join C.A.R.P. in recognizing NIAW this year, during the pandemic to reflect on both the importance of getting vaccinated to help us manage COVID-19. Vaccination is a highly effective preventative intervention for reducing health care spending, hospital overcrowding and minimizing risks of serious health complications and long-term functional impacts in older adults.
“C.A.R.P. has been urging federal and provincial governments to improve vaccination coverage among older adults in Canada,” said Bill VanGorder, C.A.R.P. Chief Policy Officer.
“Research shows this will reduce hospitalization, lower health care spending and keep older adults healthy and active members in their communities. Vaccination is the best way to protect older adults from this cycle of decline,” he said.