New report examines the importance of prevention in maintaining adult health, the value of adult vaccination, and the burden of adult pneumococcal disease.
British GPs have driven up pertussis vaccine coverage in pregnant women from 55.1% to 57.7% in the six months from April to October 2015, higher than levels observed this time last year
Michael Hodin, CEO of the Global Coalition on Ageing outlines how to ‘fix the pneumonia epidemic’ for World Pneumonia Day
“It seems counter-productive to try and control the spread of infection by immunising full-time staff but ignoring the many students who have daily contact with patients.”
Despite good access to effective antibiotics in Europe, Pneumococcal disease is still a major cause of disease and death in both developing and developed countries.
‘We need to eat well, we need to exercise, and I would add that we need to do the simplest thing: we need to get vaccinated against the diseases we are most likely to come across’.
Pfizer has launched a new website, “Expect the Unexpected” to provide information about pneumonia in the UK.
The VENICE website is a very useful place for information on vaccination across Europe.
The first VENICE was performed in the years 2006-2008, sponsored by EC-DG SANCO; VENICE II, committed and funded by ECDC, was carried out in the years 2009-2013. Twenty-seven EU member states and two EEA/EFTA countries (Iceland and Norway) participated in the project.