European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Archive: November 2015

For the past four years, Scotland has exceeded the WHO’s target of 75% of those eligible receiving the winter flu vaccine.

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What can be done to address the social media activities of the anti-vaccination lobby?

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This video interview with Dr Reifler examines how people deal with ‘counter-attitudinal information’.

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‘We don’t need cold weather for a flu outbreak and influenza is a horrible illness that can also an trigger a host of other health problems’

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Shona Robison stresses that adult vaccination is an integral part of the Scottish Government’s winter preparedness programme

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See the full presentation given by David Sinclair, Director of the International Longevity Centre – UK at the IFA Champions Summit

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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.

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The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID) has urged greater uptake of influenza vaccine by healthcare professionals.

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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.

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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”.

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