European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: Influenza

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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Experts in health and infectious diseases will today argue that a combination of antimicrobial resistance, complacency, austerity, climate change, urbanisation and migration are increasing the risk of infectious diseases and pandemics.

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2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of Spanish Flu. The deadly influenza (flu) pandemic infected some 500 million people and resulted in deaths of between 50 and 100 million people.

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New research ‘An Economic Analysis of Flu Vaccination’ paints a picture of lives saved and costs averted, but more needs to be done to increase uptake.

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From big data to blockchain, and gamification to AI and robotics, can technology help increase uptake of adult immunisations?

ILC-UK have today published a think piece which explores how technology is beginning to influence the delivery and uptake of adult vaccination.

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From Big Data to the Internet of Things: Can technology help increase uptake of adult immunisations?

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

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