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.
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 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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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.