European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Archive: January 2018

The International Federation of Ageing (IFA) and the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) have issued a joint statement on proposed changes to the childhood pneumococcal vaccine guidelines. The organisations have issued this statement.

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Vaccines Today publishes a video on the importance of vaccinations in protecting your pregnancy  – “Pregnancy & health: protecting you and your baby”

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A report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) (Public Health in Europe During the Austerity Years) has highlighted how flu vaccination coverage among older people has fallen across Europe between 2004 and 2014.

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“Vaccines Today has published a new video on adult vaccination: Ageing well: staying healthy in later life

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New research reveals that repeated vaccination for influenza (among older adults) was twice as effective in preventing severe influenza compared with nonsevere influenza in patients who were admitted to hospital.

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Vaccines Today publishes new video on life-course immunisation.

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The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) has expressed concern over a Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommendation that the number of doses of pneumococcal vaccine given to babies should be reduced.

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Public Health England has announced that since the introduction of a shingles vaccine in the UK, cases have fallen by a third.

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