European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: Influenza

On 30th October, Baroness Wheeler introduced an interesting short debate in the House of Lords on flu preparedness.

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A brilliant initiative highlighted in the Brent and Kilburn Times.

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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.

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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.

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Academics have announced plans for a trial of a new “universal” vaccination against seasonal flu.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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In the period 1st September – 31st October 2016, only 32% of pregnant women in England received the winter flu vaccine.

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