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.
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.
Living longer can provide significant positive opportunities both for individuals and society; 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).
Here are 5 facts that help illustrate the benefits of vaccinations and its role in helping prevent disease.
David Sinclair, Director of ILC-UK discusses healthy ageing and the importance of adult immunisation.
Dr Melissa Stockwell, Columbia University, discusses the role of text messages in encouraging adolescents and pregnancy women to have recommended vaccines.
See the full presentation given by David Sinclair, Director of the International Longevity Centre – UK at the IFA Champions Summit