On 30th October, Baroness Wheeler introduced an interesting short debate in the House of Lords on flu preparedness.
A brilliant initiative highlighted in the Brent and Kilburn Times.
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.
Responding to an announcement by the UK Government, the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) has praised the long-called for decision to vaccinate social care workers.
Academics have announced plans for a trial of a new “universal” vaccination against seasonal flu.
Responding to Simon Stevens’ call that NHS Trusts make an additional 3000 beds available to respond to what is expected to be a particularly pressurised winter flu season, the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK), is calling on the Government to work to ensure that more social care staff receive the winter flu jab.
A report in the Daily Telegraph has revealed that a mismatch between the flu vaccine and the dominant strain of influenza may have contributed to increased mortality in 2016.
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.
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]
In the period 1st September – 31st October 2016, only 32% of pregnant women in England received the winter flu vaccine.