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Category: good practice

The Royal Society of Medicine are hosting a conference entitled “Spotlight on falling vaccination rates” on Thursday, 20 February 2020.

The conference will bring together a range of industry experts to share knowledge and perspectives on the issue of falling vaccination rates and will seek to facilitate better understanding as to why vaccination rates are declining. The conference will also examine the extent to which various factors, such as delivery problems, misinformation and vaccine hesitancy have impacted on falling vaccine rates. The conference will provide practical takeaways on what  can be done to address falling vaccination rates,

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Following on from The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) meeting on “Fighting the flu targeted awareness” in Berlin, IFA have launched a new video produced by eHealth Digital Media and IFPMA. Outlining the importance of influenza vaccination, the video is presented by Dr Bram Palache, who makes the case for influenza vaccination by highlighting the seriousness of influenza and pointing out that there are simple and effective vaccines available.

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As the fourth webinar of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) Post-Conference Education Webinar Series, this interactive presentation discusses the adult vaccination work of governments and NGOs, as well as the use of technology in promoting or hindering uptake rates of adult vaccination.

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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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