Living longer can provide significant positive opportunities both for individuals and society; 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).
Here are 5 facts that help illustrate the benefits of vaccinations and its role in helping prevent disease.
Vaccination plays a crucial role in the prevention of infections through a persons life
The risks, the misinformation, and the science behind history’s greatest life saver
Vaccines Today publishes a video on the importance of vaccinations in protecting your pregnancy – “Pregnancy & health: protecting you and your baby”
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.
Angela Burns AM said that ending the availability of free painkillers in Wales could free up more than £16 million a year to fund the HPV for boys.
In May 2017, IFPMA brought together industry leaders, senior policymakers, and representations from the diplomatic community, as well as key global health stakeholders attending the World Health Assembly, to discuss immunisation and prevention.
26 antibiotics, including colistin, proved ineffective against the superbug that killed a 70 US woman.
The WHO has published the results of an online Q&A discussion about vaccination and antibiotic resistance.