MDBriefcaseUK have produced new online courses for nurses and doctors on the topic of “Seasonal influenza immunisation: Strategies for older adults.”
Interesting article in The Sun about Pneumococcal disease and the important role for vaccination.
A report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) (Public Health in Europe During the Austerity Years) has highlighted how flu vaccination coverage among older people has fallen across Europe between 2004 and 2014.
New research reveals that repeated vaccination for influenza (among older adults) was twice as effective in preventing severe influenza compared with nonsevere influenza in patients who were admitted to hospital.
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.