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New report examines the importance of prevention in maintaining adult health, the value of adult vaccination, and the burden of adult pneumococcal disease.

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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

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Michael Hodin, CEO of the Global Coalition on Ageing outlines how to ‘fix the pneumonia epidemic’ for World Pneumonia Day

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“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.”

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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.

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‘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’.

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Pfizer has launched a new website, “Expect the Unexpected” to provide information about pneumonia in the UK.

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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.

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