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.
Research published by the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco argues that Pharmacists could play a useful role in increasing uptake of adult vaccination.
New research published in the Journal of Public Health questions whether the use of community pharmacy to deliver vaccination has the effect of increasing uptake.
The WHO and ECDC have expressed concern about the drop in coverage of influenza vaccination among high-risk groups in Europe.
The European Commission has issued an “Open Public Consultation on “Strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases””
The European Commission has published a roadmap on “strengthened cooperation against vaccine preventable diseases”
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.
On 30th October, Baroness Wheeler introduced an interesting short debate in the House of Lords on flu preparedness.
Responding to an announcement by the UK Government, the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) has praised the long-called for decision to vaccinate social care workers.