European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: good practice

New research published in the Journal of Public Health questions whether the use of community pharmacy to deliver vaccination has the effect of increasing uptake.

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An article in Nursing Times sets out what Nottingham University Hospitals has been doing to “keep the influenza virus at bay this winter”.

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NHS Employers are again running their annual Flu Fighters Awards. The Award Ceremony will take place on 24th April in Manchester.

 

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In August 2017, the ILC-UK and IFA hosted vaccine experts from around the world to discuss how to increase uptake. This report provides a summary of the discussions that took place, key messages and next steps.

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A brilliant initiative highlighted in the Brent and Kilburn Times.

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The announcement comes just one week after it was reported that England had achieved the target rate of getting 95% of children to have had the first dose of the MMR vaccine by their 5th birthday.

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The UK Food Standards Agency’s use of social media to map outbreaks of the norovirus holds lessons for how to target vaccine awareness and outreach campaigns.

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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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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 flu steering committee (UK) has produced an app to help healthcare managers capture and report flu vaccinations. The app, designed to reduce the burden of administrative work, helps the performance team “report daily on divisional flu performance which is visible on the Trust intranet and via social media”.

For more information see: http://fabnhsstuff.net/2016/10/23/development-flu-app-nuh/

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