European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: Pneumococcal disease

From Big Data to the Internet of Things: Can technology help increase uptake of adult immunisations?

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The International Federation of Ageing (IFA) and the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) have issued a joint statement on proposed changes to the childhood pneumococcal vaccine guidelines. The organisations have issued this statement.

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The Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF) has expressed concern over a Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommendation that the number of doses of pneumococcal vaccine given to babies should be reduced.

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Woman who lost both her legs and all of the fingers on her left hand after contracting MenW shares video of her experiences.

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New research published by Marshall University and promoted by Science Daily, reveals that patients who recover from invasive pneumococcal pneumonia may suffer shorter longevity.

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A new video, produced by the Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMo) features testimonies from around the world and emphasises the need to vaccinate against meningitis.

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New infographics and social media resources to quickly communicate the importance of life course immunisation.

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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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Research published in 2015 in the Journal of Primary Prevention has estimated the cost of four of the most significant vaccine preventable diseases.

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