European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: Policy

The Royal Society of Medicine are hosting a conference entitled “Spotlight on falling vaccination rates” on Thursday, 20 February 2020.

The conference will bring together a range of industry experts to share knowledge and perspectives on the issue of falling vaccination rates and will seek to facilitate better understanding as to why vaccination rates are declining. The conference will also examine the extent to which various factors, such as delivery problems, misinformation and vaccine hesitancy have impacted on falling vaccine rates. The conference will provide practical takeaways on what  can be done to address falling vaccination rates,

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As the fourth webinar of the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) Post-Conference Education Webinar Series, this interactive presentation discusses the adult vaccination work of governments and NGOs, as well as the use of technology in promoting or hindering uptake rates of adult vaccination.

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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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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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Policymakers should do more to tackle negative misconceptions of vaccinations and improve access to vaccines.

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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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Research published by the Pacific Research Institute in San Francisco argues that Pharmacists could play a useful role in increasing uptake of adult vaccination.

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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.

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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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