Migrants and Refugees (M&R) tend to have suboptimal vaccination coverage compared to the general population due to several concurrent factors. This was confirmed also during COVID-19 pandemic. This article draw a lessons from the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, presenting arguments and key building blocks for a full inclusion of M&Rs in vaccination plans and in life-course vaccination services, thus capitalizing on experiences from COVID-19 fostering learning beyond it and moving towards a more inclusive post-pandemic context.
The proposed building blocks could be useful to orient both, the post-pandemic research agenda on the subject and policy development of national health systems, as well as to stimulate further initiatives and collaborations. Find more at:
Declich S, De Ponte G, Marchetti G, Dente MG, Tosti ME, Tavoschi L, Lopalco PL, Russo ML, Marceca M. Life-course vaccinations for migrants and refugees: Drawing lessons from the COVID-19 vaccination campaigns. J Glob Health. 2022 Oct 1;12:03064. doi: 10.7189/jogh.12.03064. PMID: 36181721; PMCID: PMC952647