European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Archive: August 2016

This collection of infographics show the current, and potential future threat posed by antimicrobial resistance. Vaccination is a key measure for preventing the rise of antimicrobial resistance.

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The ECDC Vaccine Schedule hosts the latest vaccine schedules across Europe. The online tool allows you to compare vaccination schedule by diseases and country.

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Research published in the BMJ in 2015 highlight the challenges associated with vaccinating adults.

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To better understand the fiscal consequences of adult vaccination, a case study was conducted to evaluate comprehensive adult vaccination for those over the age of 50 years in the Netherlands.

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Public Health England hope increased immunisation rates will protect against meningitis W, fatal in 1 in 10 cases.

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New study suggests that shift workers are more susceptible to communicable diseases, and so ‘could be prime candidates for receiving the annual flu vaccine’.

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Médecins Sans Frontières have published a podcast on the experiences of a UK doctor who came across Tetanus in South Sudan.

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New infection report indicates that opportunistic vaccination in primary care has led to increases in PPV coverage.

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Between September 2015 to May 2016, 49% of 70 year olds in England did not receive the vaccine, and 48.9% of the 78 year old catch-up cohort went unprotected.

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This one side summary of the benefits of adult vaccination as an element of healthy ageing strategies includes graphics, quotes and further reading; for use by practitioners, and dissemination to patients.

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