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.
Interesting article in The Sun about Pneumococcal disease and the important role for vaccination.
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.
Woman who lost both her legs and all of the fingers on her left hand after contracting MenW shares video of her experiences.
New research published by Marshall University and promoted by Science Daily, reveals that patients who recover from invasive pneumococcal pneumonia may suffer shorter longevity.
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.
New infographics and social media resources to quickly communicate the importance of life course immunisation.
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]
Research published in 2015 in the Journal of Primary Prevention has estimated the cost of four of the most significant vaccine preventable diseases.
New research funded by Sanofi Pasteur MSD (Ireland) finds that just over one in four people in Ireland are aware of the Pneumococcal vaccination programme.