European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: Research

In August 2017, the ILC-UK and IFA hosted vaccine experts from around the world to discuss how to increase uptake. This report provides a summary of the discussions that took place, key messages and next steps.

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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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The Guardian reports that researchers have identified that the immune system can influence cholesterol levels, which could open up the the potential for the development of a vaccine.

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‘When the drugs won’t work: Antimicrobial resistance and the future of medicine’ outlines what governments, medical professionals and individuals can do to help prevent medicine being ‘plunged back into the dark ages’.

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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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26 antibiotics, including colistin, proved ineffective against the superbug that killed a 70 US woman.

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The UK Food Standards Agency’s use of social media to map outbreaks of the norovirus holds lessons for how to target vaccine awareness and outreach campaigns.

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New research reported in the Daily Mail finds that “vaccine-preventable diseases among adults cost the U.S. economy $8.95 billion in 2015”. The Daily Mail reports that Eighty per cent of this spending was used to treat unvaccinated individuals. They highlight that flu, pneumococcal disease and shingles pose the biggest cost to healt

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Research published in the BMJ in 2015 highlight the challenges associated with vaccinating adults.

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New study suggests that shift workers are more susceptible to communicable diseases, and so ‘could be prime candidates for receiving the annual flu vaccine’.

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