Vaccination effectiveness in the elderly
Vaccination is one of the key strategies to protect individuals against infectious diseases. However, the natural advancement of age is associated with immune system deterioration, impeding the effectiveness of vaccines. The EU-funded VITAL project will investigate the factors responsible for immunological unresponsiveness and develop novel strategies to address the problem. Using a multidisciplinary approach, researchers will associate the immune profiles of elderly individuals with vaccine responses, offering unprecedented evidence-based knowledge on the effectiveness of existing vaccines. Importantly, the project will deliver a framework designed especially for the immunisation of the elderly with the goal of promoting healthy ageing.
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Funding SchemeIMI2-RIA - Research and Innovation action
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