European ADULT IMMUNISATION HUB

Category: Shingles/Herpes Zoster

From big data to blockchain, and gamification to AI and robotics, can technology help increase uptake of adult immunisations?

ILC-UK have today published a think piece which explores how technology is beginning to influence the delivery and uptake of adult vaccination.

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

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Public Health England has announced that since the introduction of a shingles vaccine in the UK, cases have fallen by a third.

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Superdrug has announced plans to make the Chickenpox vaccine available on the high street in the UK. The move highlights how pharmacies in the UK are playing an increasingly important role in terms making vaccination more accessible on the high street.

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There have been a few news stories recently about the Shingles Vaccine.

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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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Responding to the news of falls in uptake of the shingles vaccination, the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) has urged a change to its eligibility guidelines.

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Public Health England has reported a decline in the uptake of the Shingles vaccination in both the routine in the routine (70 year old) and catch up (78 years old) cohorts.

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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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