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YOUNG COALITION FOR PREVENTION AND VACCINATION

In 2019, ThinkYoung built the Young Coalition for Prevention and Vaccination (YC4PV) composed of 30 young healthcare professionals from more than 15 EU countries.

As vaccine hesitancy is worryingly present across Europe, we need to induce sustainable behavioural change to ensure vaccination becomes a social norm and we believe that the young generation can drive this change.

 

Young people are leaders: Many young people listen to experts and to their own healthcare professionals; but we also know that they listen to one another. The YC4PV is taking a proactive stance on an issue that affects individuals, but which also has a much wider public health and community impact. 

Young people can also be leaders in influential online conversations which play a role in shaping decisions and health behaviours.

RESEARCH

In 2017, ThinkYoung conducted a research on Youth Vaccine Perception which was designed to investigate the awareness level of vaccination among young Europeans. Our research revealed that only the 65% of the young people interviewed considered the benefits of vaccination to outweigh the risks.

 

ThinkYoung built in January 2019 the Young Coalition for Prevention and Vaccination (YC4PV) composed of 30 young healthcare professionals with more than 15 nationalities, either engaged in healthcare or in health policy. The YC4PV main objective is to advocate the important role of vaccination and prevention across Europe, both at the EU and national level.

THE YOUNG COALITION FOR VACCINATION AND PREVENTION

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MANIFESTO

The YC4PV created a Manifesto capturing 10 recommendations for actions in the field of immunisation addressed to the members of the European Institutions. On Tuesday January 21st 2020 the Manifesto was launched at the European Parliament in Brussels, in presence of over 40 policymakers including members of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and representatives from diverse professional and civil society organisations connected to the health sector.

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MEMBERS

Anna Swierczyna

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Bastian De Monte

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Beatrice Frascella

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Bjelle Roberts

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AMBASSADORS

Alessandro Cossu

Head of Communications at Cittadinanzattiva

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Lyudmil Ninov

Project Officer at European Patients Forum

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Alessandro Da Rold

Managing Director at EU40 – Network of young MEPs

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Marie Neunez

PhD student at ULB and
Research fellow at I3h

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Ethan Lindenberger

Youth Vaccine Advocate

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Miriam Dalli

Member of the European Parliament (S&D)

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Gary Finnegan

Editor at Vaccines Today

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Sabrina Montante
Senior EU Health Policy Advisor at Istituto Superiore di Sanità (ISS)

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MEDIA COVERAGE

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CAMPAIGN TOOLKIT

Do you want to help us spread the word about the importance of prevention and vaccination? The YC4PV Campaign Toolkit provides partner organisations and individuals with resources to support our 2020 online campaign.

PRESS RELEASE

For more information regarding this project, please contact silvia@thinkyoung.eu