VAC-PACT

The Vaccination Confidence – Patients’ and Professionals’ Awareness, Communication and Trust project provides patients with chronic diseases, health professionals, and supporting communities (including patient associations, families, informal carers) with tailored information about the importance of vaccines in their specific contexts working towards improving vaccine uptake and confidence.

Chronic diseases affect more than 80% of people aged over 65 in Europe and account for up to 80% of healthcare costs in terms of premature deaths, healthy life years lost, and lost productivity. (Health at a Glance: Europe 2016, State of Health in the EU Cycle)



It is estimated that almost 50 million people live with multiple chronic diseases – the main challenge facing Europe’s healthcare systems is to provide equitable access to high-quality care that is patient/person-centred and meets people’s changing needs. (OECD Ministerial Statement: The Next Generation of Health Reforms, 2017)

Comprehensive vaccination programmes are the cornerstone of good public health and bring about life-long societal benefits.

However, sustainable investment in improving dialogue with citizens, listening to their needs, understanding their concerns, and developing tailored intervention strategies is required.

vaccination conference - patients' and professionals' awareness, communication and trust

Project Summary

The Vaccination Confidence – Patients’ and Professionals’ Awareness, Communication and Trust project provides patients with chronic diseases, health professionals, and supporting communities (including patient associations, families, informal carers) with tailored information about the importance of vaccines in their specific contexts working towards improving vaccine uptake and confidence.

vaccination conference - patients' and professionals' awareness, communication and trust

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Funded by the European Union

The Vaccination Confidence - Patients' and Professionals' Awareness, Communication and Trust (VAC-PACT) pilot project is funded by the European Union’s Health Programme under SANTE/2019/C3/013-SI2.820639 Service Contract and brings together key stakeholders with a broad range of expertise and backgrounds.