European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Archive: December 2015

Dr George Kassianos, UK Immunisation lead at the Royal College of General Practitioners  describes the nature of the threat posed by influenza

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Who makes flu vaccines, how effective are they, and will there ever be a universal vaccine?

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The Guardian’s Dr Ranjana Srivastava employs a personal case study to demonstrate the need to improve vaccination uptake

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British GPs have driven up pertussis vaccine coverage in pregnant women from 55.1% to 57.7% in the six months from April to October 2015, higher than levels observed this time last year

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An outbreak of Hepatitis A in two schools in Leeds has prompted Public Health England to offer mass vaccinations in the area

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Public Health England and NHS Choices release videos to improve uptake of the winter flu vaccine.

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Follow healthcare professionals of all ages as the NHS debunks some common misconceptions about influenza and the winter flu vaccine.

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‘I just couldn’t believe I had pneumonia… I thought it was only something old people got’

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Researchers from St Andrews University and the research facility Diamond Light Source have unravelled the structure of a key enzyme in Streptococcus pneumoniae.

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Uptake of flu vaccination among health professionals is stubbornly low despite the role the profession plays in informing patients about the benefits of the jab, writes Professor Susanna Esposito.

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