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Presenting flu vaccinations as a “positive and healthy lifestyle choice”

A report published by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK), supported by Sanofi Pasteur, suggests that efforts to increase vaccination coverage need to present immunisation as a positive and healthy lifestyle choice.
adult vaccinations

Technology opens new opportunities to increase adult vaccinations

Technology could play a major role in overcoming some of the barriers to the uptake of adult vaccinations argues a new report, “Data, bots and drones”, published by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC).
improved vaccines, Q fever

Q fever: An emerging problem in LMIC and the need for improved vaccines

Q fever is an emerging problem in low and middle-income countries (LMIC) and, therefore, there is a need for improved vaccines, in the view of Head of Disease Control at Moredun Research Institute.
global influenza strategy, threat of influenza

WHO launches new global influenza strategy

WHO released a Global Influenza Strategy for 2019-2030 aimed at protecting people in all countries from the threat of influenza.
measles in europe, European Vaccine Action Plan

Measles in Europe: Record number of sick and immunised people

More children are being vaccinated against measles in Europe; progress has been uneven between and within countries, leaving increasing clusters of susceptible individuals unprotected.
antimicrobial resistance action plan

UK launches 5-year antimicrobial resistance action plan

Government has published 5-year national action plan and a 20-year vision for how the UK will contribute to containing and controlling antimicrobial resistance.
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UK-aid funding to develop vaccines against infectious diseases

The UK government will give £10 million of funding to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to help develop vaccines.

The role of anthropology and technology in the Ebola vaccine response

Heidi Larson, Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project™ and Professor of Anthropology, Risk and Decision Science and researcher Sara Dada at LSHTM, discuss the advancements of Ebola vaccine response.
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Diabetes UK urges patients to get vital flu jab this winter

Diabetes UK urges everyone with diabetes - including those who are pregnant - to take up the offer of a free a flu jab to avoid life-threatening diabetes complications winter illnesses can lead to
new flu vaccine

New flu vaccine available for those aged 65 and over this winter

Delegates at the Public Health England (PHE) conference heard that a more effective flu vaccine for those aged 65 and over this winter has the potential to prevent deaths and significantly reduce the burden on the NHS
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More than half of Brits don’t know which diseases they’re vaccinated against

A survey of 2,000 Brits revealed 91% are certain they have been immunised in the past - but 55% are unsure of the diseases and conditions they are vaccinated against
MenACWY and MMR vaccines

Freshers urged to get MenACWY and MMR vaccines

Public Health England is urging students to get MenACWY and MMR vaccines before the start of the new college or university year to ensure they're protected against deadly diseases
tackling preventable diseases

Modernising health policy, building up knowledge and tackling preventable diseases

The work of Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety, with responsibility for modernising health policy, building up knowledge and tackling preventable diseases
cholera in Yemen

UK aid helps protect against cholera in Yemen

UK aid helps vaccinate over 450,000 people to prevent the spread of deadly cholera in Yemen
hepatitis B vaccine

Global Shortage of hepatitis B vaccine caused by manufacturing process

Health professionals have warned that problems in the manufacturing process has caused a global shortage of the hepatitis B vaccine. Ordering restrictions will remain in place in order to prioritise vaccinations for those who need it most.
universal influenza vaccine

NIAID reveals strategic plan for universal influenza vaccine

Researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have orchestrated a plan to create a universal influenza vaccine.
Malaria elimination

Malaria: aspirations, realities and practicalities

Dr James Tibenderana from Malaria Consortium unveils the facts about the global goal to eliminate malaria In the past decade, the aspiration of malaria elimination has been high on the agenda. Reducing malaria deaths and the number of diagnosed malaria cases by at least 90% and eliminating it in at...
egg-laying hens

Vaccination a means of protection against infections in egg-laying hens

Dr David Peebles from the Poultry Science Department explains how Mycoplasma gallisepticum can effect egg-laying hens and available vaccination Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) is an economically important respiratory bacterial pathogen in commercial layers. It can colonise systemically, is insidious in nature, and displays resistance to its host’s defence mechanisms. It is,...
bovine tb

New bovine TB advisory service hopes to protect cattle in the UK

A new advisory scheme will allow UK farmers with at-risk cattle to access expert advice and protect their cows against bovine TB

Hepatitis B vaccine rationed in UK due to global shortage

A temporary limit on who can have a hepatitis B vaccination has been implemented by health officials in the UK

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