European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: Global

Living longer can provide significant positive opportunities both for individuals and society;[1] yet, without good health and the ability to do what is valued, growing older can be a double-edged sword.  Disease prevention is a vital pillar of sound public health strategies that brings with it significant social and economic benefits particularly in the field of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs).

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Here are 5 facts that help illustrate the benefits of vaccinations and its role in helping prevent disease.

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26 antibiotics, including colistin, proved ineffective against the superbug that killed a 70 US woman.

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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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In one of only four times the a UN declaration has been reached on a health issue, landmark agreement reached to tackle antimicrobial resistance.

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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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A simple infographic you can use to demonstrate the dynamics of herd immunity.

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Professor John Parrish Sprowl discusses the value of equipping doctors with communication skills.

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Melody Butler explains the inspiration behind her decision to launch Nurses Who Vaccinate.

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Dr Melissa Stockwell, Columbia University, discusses the role of text messages in encouraging adolescents and pregnancy women to have recommended vaccines.

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