May 25, 2021

As many countries start to offer COVID-19 vaccines to younger adults, we need to specifically address vaccine hesitancy among the younger generation and encourage more young people to get vaccinated. This is why IFPMA has asked young colleagues in the biopharmaceutical industry to join #TeamVaccines and be ambassadors for vaccination awareness and education. 

Whether in conversation with their families, friends, and their own professional networks, or on social media, the voices of young people can help ensure COVID-19 vaccines are confidently taken up. Young people listen to experts, healthcare professionals, but most importantly they listen to one another.

We are delighted to announce the launch of a series of 11 new #TeamVaccines short videos explaining some of the reasons why young adults would like to get vaccinated against COVID-19. “Because I trust science”. “Because I want to hug my grandmother for her 80th birthday”. “Because I want to protect my family”. These are just a few of the reasons.

We hope that these testimonials from our young colleagues will encourage other young adults to get vaccinated when it’s their turn so that they can get their lives back to a “new” normal, reconnect with their families and friends, get back to celebrations, and feel safe again.

For more information: 
#TeamVaccines HYPER videos