The APPG on Vaccinations for All is launching an inquiry to assess the reasons for low and stalling immunisation rates and the role of the UK in ensuring all children receive all 11 World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended vaccines. It is hoped that the resulting report will build political will within the UK towards continued UK support for immunisation, key multilateral immunisation institutions and civil society organisations in driving progress towards equitable and sustainable delivery of vaccinations for all.
The APPG invites written submissions into all aspects of coverage and global accessibility to routine immunisation, and is particularly interested in your opinions on the following questions:
- What are the most pressing current and future challenges for measurement and coverage of immunisation?
– To what extent do challenges in measurement have an effect on determining the success of current immunisation programmes?
– How much of a challenge do discrepancies in data collection and presentation pose to securing equitable access to all 11 WHO recommended vaccines?
- What needs to be done, in the short and long term, to increase coverage and equitable access to all 11 WHO recommended vaccines?
– Please highlight successful/unsuccessful examples of existing efforts
- How can routine immunisation play a role within the achievement of universal health coverage?
- What are the biggest risks for the UK and globally if equity and access to vaccinations is not improved?
- What role do UK decision makers play in improving equitable access to all 11 WHO recommended vaccines?
– Is there more the UK should do in terms of bilateral and multilateral investments?
– To what extent is the prioritisation of routine immunisation programmes by the Department for International Development (DfID) compatible with DfID, and cross-government, strategies?
- What role do civil society and the private sector have to play in improving equitable access to all 11 WHO recommended vaccines?
Please give specific examples wherever possible. Please feel free to only write evidence on particular aspects that are relevant to your area of expertise.
Responding to the Call for Evidence: The APPG welcomes submissions of evidence from as wide a range of organisations and respondents as possible. Please ensure that your written submission adheres to the following guidelines:
- Is no more than 2,000 words in length
- Is in Word format and includes paragraph numbers
- States clearly who the submission is from, i.e. whether from yourself in a personal capacity or sent on behalf of an organisation, and includes a brief description of yourself/your organisation.
The deadline for submissions is 18 May 2018.