MPs say they have been shocked to discover that only 25% of social care staff looking after the elderly and vulnerable are vaccinated against flu.
Experts in health and infectious diseases will today argue that a combination of antimicrobial resistance, complacency, austerity, climate change, urbanisation and migration are increasing the risk of infectious diseases and pandemics.
2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of Spanish Flu. The deadly influenza (flu) pandemic infected some 500 million people and resulted in deaths of between 50 and 100 million people.
‘The role of vaccines in the fight against antimicrobial resistance’ was the event held in the European Parliament on 27th June 2018, hosted by the Coalition for Life-Course Immunisation.
New research ‘An Economic Analysis of Flu Vaccination’ paints a picture of lives saved and costs averted, but more needs to be done to increase uptake.