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Category: UK

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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Vaccination plays a crucial role in the prevention of infections through a persons life

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NHS Employers are again running their annual Flu Fighters Awards. The Award Ceremony will take place on 24th April in Manchester.

 

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The International Federation of Ageing (IFA) and the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) have issued a joint statement on proposed changes to the childhood pneumococcal vaccine guidelines. The organisations have issued this statement.

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A report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) (Public Health in Europe During the Austerity Years) has highlighted how flu vaccination coverage among older people has fallen across Europe between 2004 and 2014.

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The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) has expressed concern over a Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommendation that the number of doses of pneumococcal vaccine given to babies should be reduced.

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Public Health England has announced that since the introduction of a shingles vaccine in the UK, cases have fallen by a third.

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A brilliant initiative highlighted in the Brent and Kilburn Times.

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