European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Archive: November 2016

Public Health England has reported that Pertussis vaccine coverage in pregnant women averaged 70% across May to September 2016, 14% higher than the same period in 2015.

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Public Health England has reported a decline in the uptake of the Shingles vaccination in both the routine in the routine (70 year old) and catch up (78 years old) cohorts.

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Research published in 2015 in the Journal of Primary Prevention has estimated the cost of four of the most significant vaccine preventable diseases.

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Taxi giant Uber offered free flu vaccinations and ‘flu-fighting care packages’ in more than 35 US cities this flu season.

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New research funded by Sanofi Pasteur MSD (Ireland) finds that just over one in four people in Ireland are aware of the Pneumococcal vaccination programme.

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Speaking at an International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) event in London, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Gina Radford, argued that too few of us wash our hands properly, despite the importance of doing so to reduce the risk of infections. She argued that “On a day to day basis, you should wash your hands with soap and water for the length of one verse of God Save the Queen or two times through Happy Birthday”.

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NHS Employers in the UK have published lots of material online as part of its Flufighter campaign. The information seeks to provide advice, guidance and campaign materials to support local staff flu vaccination campaigns.

For more details see:  http://www.nhsemployers.org/campaigns/flu-fighter

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The NHS in the UK has launched it’s “Staywell” campaign to encourage uptake of the influenza vaccine. The campaign urges those eligible for a free vaccine to take up that right. The new website provides links to help people find their local pharmacy.

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British man who contracted pneumococcal virus recalls his story as new film highlights the dangers of pneumococcal infection.

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