European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: Immunisation

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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OECD’s new report Health at a glance 2019 highlights trends in population health and health system performance of OECD members, candidate and partner countries. The report analyses comparable and differing data between health status and health-seeking behaviour of citizens as well as their access and quality of health care.

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At a launch reception alongside the 72nd World Health Assembly in Geneva last week, the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) launched an international programme of work, which seeks to reshape the debate around prevention and to promote preventative interventions right across the life course.

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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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A new report launched by the International Longevity Centre UK today, finds that through the use of big data, the sharing economy and AI amongst others, technology could play a major role in overcoming some of the barriers to the uptake of adult vaccinations.

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A recent review by Barbara Resnick et al, makes the case for a dire need to encourage immunisation for older adults in long-term care settings, as well as the community.

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The WHO has released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza. The goal of the strategy is to prevent seasonal influenza, control the spread of influenza from animals to humans, and prepare for the next influenza pandemic.

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In light of the WHO Influenza strategy, the ILC-UK (International Longevity Centre – UK), the specialist think tank on the impact of longevity on society, will be holding a lunch event at the World Health Assembly to launch new research findings on attitudes to vaccination among older adults.

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Policymakers should do more to tackle negative misconceptions of vaccinations and improve access to vaccines.

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