European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: Influenza

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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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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For too many adults, immunisation is seen as being ‘just for kids’

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A new report by the ECDC has revealed that “none of the European Union (EU) Member States could demonstrate that they reach the EU target of 75% influenza vaccination coverage for vulnerable groups”

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Health leaders across the UK have united to urge people aged 65 and over to take advantage of the NHS’s biggest ever flu vaccination programme.

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The number of winter deaths last year hit a record high in more than 40 years. With an estimated 50,100 excess winter deaths in England and Wales in 2017/18 – the highest recorded since winter 1975/76, experts blame the failure of last year’s flu jab to adequately protect members of the public from the influenza virus.

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MPs say they have been shocked to discover that only 25% of social care staff looking after the elderly and vulnerable are vaccinated against flu.

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