Research by scientists at Cardiff University is being heralded as the first steps towards an “influenza pill”.
An article in Nursing Times sets out what Nottingham University Hospitals has been doing to “keep the influenza virus at bay this winter”.
The WHO and ECDC have expressed concern about the drop in coverage of influenza vaccination among high-risk groups in Europe.
NHS Employers are again running their annual Flu Fighters Awards. The Award Ceremony will take place on 24th April in Manchester.
MDBriefcaseUK have produced new online courses for nurses and doctors on the topic of “Seasonal influenza immunisation: Strategies for older adults.”
Interesting article in The Sun about Pneumococcal disease and the important role for vaccination.
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.
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.