European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: Research

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) have released a new report “Changing the Conversation on Adult Influenza Vaccination” on the status of influenza campaigns focused on the most vulnerable members of our population – older adults and those with underlying chronic conditions.

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Sanofi Pasteur and the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC) have published a new educational leaflet on “Protecting older people against the risks of influenza”, which argues that tackling negative attitudes to immunisation are key in better protecting older adults against the risks of influenza. The leaflet draws on research carried out by ILC last year as part of its Under the skin: Listening to the voices of older people on influenza immunisation report, supported by Sanofi Pasteur.

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OECD’s new report Health at a glance 2019 highlights trends in population health and health system performance of OECD members, candidate and partner countries. The report analyses comparable and differing data between health status and health-seeking behaviour of citizens as well as their access and quality of health care.

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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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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.

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New research by a team of health experts at the University of Nottingham has found evidence that being in a positive mood on the day of your flu jab can increase its protective effect.

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The Guardian reports that researchers have identified that the immune system can influence cholesterol levels, which could open up the the potential for the development of a vaccine.

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‘When the drugs won’t work: Antimicrobial resistance and the future of medicine’ outlines what governments, medical professionals and individuals can do to help prevent medicine being ‘plunged back into the dark ages’.

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A new review by the UK’s National Institute for Clinical Excellence has found offering medical professionals the choice between receiving the flu vaccine or wearing a face mask at all times the most effective means of increasing uptake amongst healthcare workers.

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26 antibiotics, including colistin, proved ineffective against the superbug that killed a 70 US woman.

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