European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: Influenza

Research by scientists at Cardiff University is being heralded as the first steps towards an “influenza pill”.

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A coalition of organisations has created an EU Manifesto on Influenza Vaccination. The coalition calls for more action to increase seasonal influenza coverage rates in Europe to reduce the burden of this disease.

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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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MDBriefcaseUK have produced new online courses for nurses and doctors on the topic of “Seasonal influenza immunisation: Strategies for older adults.”

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A report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) (Public Health in Europe During the Austerity Years) has highlighted how flu vaccination coverage among older people has fallen across Europe between 2004 and 2014.

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New research reveals that repeated vaccination for influenza (among older adults) was twice as effective in preventing severe influenza compared with nonsevere influenza in patients who were admitted to hospital.

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On 30th October, Baroness Wheeler introduced an interesting short debate in the House of Lords on flu preparedness.

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