For the past four years, Scotland has exceeded the WHO’s target of 75% of those eligible receiving the winter flu vaccine.
What can be done to address the social media activities of the anti-vaccination lobby?
This video interview with Dr Reifler examines how people deal with ‘counter-attitudinal information’.
Shona Robison stresses that adult vaccination is an integral part of the Scottish Government’s winter preparedness programme
See the full presentation given by David Sinclair, Director of the International Longevity Centre – UK at the IFA Champions Summit
Research undertaken by Imperial College London has revealed that whilst awareness of the whooping cough vaccination (in a London sample) was at 63% among pregnant women, just 26% of this group had had actually been vaccinated.
The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID) has urged greater uptake of influenza vaccine by healthcare professionals.
Following reports by the Royal College of General Practitioners (UK) that flu vaccinations are down 6% on last year, The Conversation has published a very useful summary of how flu vaccinations are developed.
New research from the US published in the Pharmaceutical Journal finds that “risk of being admitted to hospital for community-acquired, influenza-associated pneumonia is lowered in people vaccinated against flu”.