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ILC publish new report on the potential solutions to improve immunisation coverage rates among older adults in the UK

The International Longevity Centre have published a new report funded by MSD, which looks at potential solutions to improve immunisation coverage rates among older adults in the UK. The report, collates innovations from both the UK and abroad that have shown a positive influence for improving vaccine uptake among older adults.  The report is informed by a literature review focusing on vaccine uptake interventions, which have been evaluated and published in international peer-reviewed journals, and through expert interviews with representatives of key stakeholder groups including NHS immunisation coordinators, healthcare professionals and patient advocacy groups.

Interventions to increase uptake of adult immunisation in the UK include:

  • Online GP records;
  • Out-of-hours clinics;
  • Smartphone applications;
  • Targeted mailings;
  • Text reminders;
  • Targeted telephone calls.

The report can be downloaded here.