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A group of global experts in longevity and diabetes, including IfA and ILC, have signed a consensus statement outlining that vaccination is a critical element of public health strategy to improve and maintain the health and function of older people with diabetes.

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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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2018 marks the 100th Anniversary of Spanish Flu. The deadly influenza (flu) pandemic infected some 500 million people and resulted in deaths of between 50 and 100 million people.

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New research ‘An Economic Analysis of Flu Vaccination’ paints a picture of lives saved and costs averted, but more needs to be done to increase uptake.

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Living longer can provide significant positive opportunities both for individuals and society;[1] yet, without good health and the ability to do what is valued, growing older can be a double-edged sword.  Disease prevention is a vital pillar of sound public health strategies that brings with it significant social and economic benefits particularly in the field of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPDs).

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Here are 5 facts that help illustrate the benefits of vaccinations and its role in helping prevent disease.

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David Sinclair, Director of ILC-UK discusses healthy ageing and the importance of adult immunisation.

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Dr Melissa Stockwell, Columbia University, discusses the role of text messages in encouraging adolescents and pregnancy women to have recommended vaccines.

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See the full presentation given by David Sinclair, Director of the International Longevity Centre – UK at the IFA Champions Summit

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