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.
Vaccination plays a crucial role in the prevention of infections through a persons life
We detail below some organisations interested in adult immunisation. We also provide some links to information about vaccine preventable diseases impacting on older people. We will update this list every 3 months. [last updated January 2017]
The ECDC Vaccine Schedule hosts the latest vaccine schedules across Europe. The online tool allows you to compare vaccination schedule by diseases and country.
The Guardian US interactive team model the effects of measles vaccination of 10 different communities to demonstrate the effects of herd immunisation
The VENICE website is a very useful place for information on vaccination across Europe.
The first VENICE was performed in the years 2006-2008, sponsored by EC-DG SANCO; VENICE II, committed and funded by ECDC, was carried out in the years 2009-2013. Twenty-seven EU member states and two EEA/EFTA countries (Iceland and Norway) participated in the project.