All Activity

This stream auto-updates   

  1. Last week
  2. WHO/UNICEF Estimates of National Immunization Coverage (WUENIC) for 2016 are now available on the WHO website: http://www.who.int/immunization/monitoring_surveillance/data/en/
  3. Special issue of Journal of Infectious Diseases on “Polio Endgame & Legacy-Implementation, Best Practices, and Lessons Learned” See also article: Acceptance of the Administration of Multiple Injectable Vaccines in a Single Immunization Visit in Albania
  4. https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/courses.html
  5. Earlier
  6. until
    The Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) was established in 1999 to respond promptly, efficiently, and with scientific rigour to vaccine safety issues of potential global importance. Report from the previous meetings can be found here: http://www.who.int/vaccine_safety/committee/reports/en/
  7. The Confederation of Meningitis Organisations (CoMO) are pleased to share the new: Vaccines Question & Answer Resource! This resource answers many of the more challenging questions surrounding vaccines including the topics of: Vaccine Manufacture and Availability Vaccine Protection Vaccine Safety View online>> Download PDF>> Please share this resource as far and wide as you consider appropriate within your professional and personal networks alike. Use the link: http://bit.ly/VaxQandA and the hashtag: #VaccinesWork CoMO's Vaccines Q&A Resource.pdf
  8. Although not a course, for answers to some of the more difficult questions regarding vaccines, see CoMO's new Vaccines Q & A Resource. It's available to view online or PDF download. We've also created some graphics to help you share the resource on social media! CoMO's Vaccines Q&A Resource.pdf
  9. The Guardian, 9 July 2017 Babies born from the 1 August will be offered new ‘hexavalent’ jab in effort to clamp down on infections that cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. Read the full article: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/09/hepatitis-b-jab-to-be-added-to-5-in-1-jab-for-babies-born-in-uk
  10. WHO Hepatitis B position paper (July 2017): http://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/255841/1/WER9227.pdf?ua=1 (PDF) See all Hepatitis B position papers: http://www.who.int/immunization/policy/position_papers/hepatitis_b/en/
  11. WHO page with information and resources on the World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2017. http://www.who.int/campaigns/hepatitis-day/2017/en/
  12. WHO/Europe is looking for qualified experts interested in playing a key role in measles and rubella elimination as (volunteer) members of the RVC. The application deadline is 30 September 2017. http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-us/jobs-and-internships/short-term-opportunities/call-for-expressions-of-interest-in-serving-as-member-of-the-european-regional-verification-commission-for-measles-and-rubella-elimination-rvc
  13. Hi all, Vaccines Today has run a competition for each of the past six years to encourage the public to think of new ways to highlight the importance of vaccination. In the past, we've had video and photo competitions aimed at students, young doctors, travelers, photographers and the general public. This year, the 2017 Communication Challenge invites the public to tell a story - in images and words - about 'Nina' and the lifetime of memories she can create if she's in good health. The message is that vaccines can help to keep people healthy, enabling them to live a full and active life. Participants can draw Nina, or print out a ready-made image from our competition site. They then place her in a scenario, take a photo, and describe it in 100-200 words. Sounds complicated - but the website (hopefully) explains it a little more clearly than I can! Feel free to share with anyone who might be interested. Prizes are available for European entrants (as they are our target audience) so please consider this if you choose to promote it. I also attach some pre-written tweets and Facebook posts that a digital communications agency has helped us to developed. Thanks! Gary Vaccines Today-Communication Challenge 2017_ Social media posts_07.0.2017.docx
  14. Hi all, In light of proposals from France and Italy to make several childhood vaccines mandatory, I was thinking of writing an article on this topic for Vaccines Today. I found an article based on 2010 data from the VENICE project. Is there any way to find out the current state-of-play? We have had questions from readers and people on social media asking which vaccines are mandatory in which countries - but it's not easy to answer. Thanks and regards, Gary Finnegan Editor Vaccines Today
  15. until
    Cognizance Scientific warmly welcomes all participants across the globe to attend Global Congress on Vaccine and Vaccination Techniques is going to be held at Dubai, during April 16-18,2018. Vaccine congress is mainly focused on “Vaccines research and Advance approach towards vaccination techniques for global cause” and its agenda is to produce high quality current research and best practices highlighted keynote presentations, oral and posters abstracts. Vaccine congress gathers diverse disciplines involved in the research and development of vaccines and associated technologies for disease control through immunization. This global platform brings experts, Scientists, research scholars, academic and industry professionals to explore their work and enhance their skills for the improvement of our Scientific Community. Cognizance Scientific also provides an international exposure for young researchers and scholars through their research work by meeting expertise within the field of vaccines and enhancing their knowledge. The Conference comprises with symposium, workshops, Exhibitions, Young research forum, Poster sessions, renowned speakers and eminent keynote presentations. The global vaccines market is expected to grasp USD 48.03 Billion by 2021 from USD 32.24 Billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2017 to 2021. The major factor driving the growth of this market are high prevalence of diseases, rising government and nongovernment funding for vaccine development, increasing investments by companies, and increasing focus on immunization programs Vaccine 2018 Brochure.pdf
  16. I conducted a small study in one rural area in the USA where patients have no-to-low science literacy. Among the elders, neither videos nor texts essays succeeded in withdrawing their interest to learn about viral diseases. BUT a comic book did that and more! To my knowledge, this is the first report on improving health education among old patients using comics. I’d love to see if such results are reproducible elsewhere in EU or the USA …. If someone is interested in making our small sample size bigger, that would be awesome!
  17. Hi Pernille, Would you be interested in a short interview about this? I think it would make a nice case study/story for Vaccines Today https://www.vaccinestoday.eu/ Feel free to email me directly on finnegag - at - gmail.com Gary
  18. WHO: Vaccination and trust (2017) This document presents the scientific evidence behind WHO’s recommendations on building and restoring confidence in vaccines and vaccination, both in ongoing work and during crises. The evidence draws on a vast reserve of laboratory research and fieldwork within psychology and communication. It examines how people make decisions about vaccination; why some people are hesitant about vaccination; and the factors that drive a crisis, covering how building trust, listening to and understanding people, building relations, communicating risk and shaping messages to the audiences may mitigate crises. This background document is part of the Vaccination and trust library, which includes a series of support documents with practical guidance for specific situations.
  19. **** For wide dissemination **** The Global Influenza Programme (GIP) in WHO HQ Geneva seeks to recruit a consultant for the development of comprehensive communications strategies and supporting materials for several areas of work currently underway. Expected start date is 1 July 2017. Contract duration is 5 months, homebased, with visits to Geneva. Below is a brief description of the work to be performed: Activities for the Pandemic Influenza Severity Assessment Tool (PISA) Develop a comprehensive communications strategy, a strategy for rollout, and a method for evaluating and refining the strategy Develop a training package for communications officers (at both the global and national level) Develop a website devoted to PISA Activities for burden of disease (BoD) Develop a comprehensive communications strategy, a strategy for rollout, and a method for evaluating and refining the strategy Develop a training package for communications officers Develop a website devoted to BoD Activities for global influenza situation reporting Develop a comprehensive communications strategy, a strategy for rollout, and a method for evaluating and refining the strategy Activities for risk assessment tools Develop, in consultation with WHO staff and experts, a comprehensive document explaining the currently available risk assessment tools, which tool is appropriate given a certain situation, identification of target groups, and tailored messages to various audiences. Please see the attached terms of reference for more details on the activities and the expected qualifications. Interested service providers should submit the following documents to WHOinfluenza@who.int by 15 June 2017, 23.59h (Geneva time): CV (for individual contractors) or Company Profile (for institutional applications) Expression of interest (cover letter) that includes a financial proposal as detailed in the terms of reference. Best regards, Global Influenza Programme World Health Organization Geneva, Switzerland Attachment: Terms of Reference_APW_PISA_communications_1_June_2017.pdf
  20. The Vaccine-preventable Diseases and Immunization programme (VPI) of the WHO Regional Office for Europe is looking for a qualified expert in vaccine safety to compliment its team of immunization professionals. Deadline for applications is 24 June 2017. For more information see: UN JOBS website.
  21. CAN YOU DESCRIBE THIS MAP IN ONE WORD? I have been asking this over the Social Media on Tiwtter - LinkedIn ...etc. Answers came as: DISTRUST - DEPRESSING - NO! - .... I'm curious to have more answers for this increasing vaccine hesitancy problem. Thank you, Susan
  22. The photo has been taken in the Main Family Medicine Centre - Vaccination Centre, in Pristina, on 28 April 2017, during the immunization week.
  23. The photo has been taken in the Main Family Medicine Centre - Vaccination Centre, in Pristina, on 28 April 2017, during the immunization week.
  24. The photo has been taken in the Main Family Medicine Centre - Vaccination Centre, in Pristina, on 28 April 2017, during the immunization week.
  25. The photo has been taken in the Ministry of Health, on 24 April 2017, on the occasion of the European Immunization Week, the best health worker from the immunization centre received an acknowledgement by the Ministry of Health.
  26. The photo has been taken in the Ministry of Health, on 24 April 2017, on the occasion of the European Immunization Week, the Kosovo Ministry of Health, National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), UNICEF and the WHO had a joint press conference. There were given several speeches including the speech by Dr Ardita Tahirukaj, Head of Office a.i - WHO Pristina Office.
  1. Load more activity