Gary Finnegan

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  1. Thanks Alma, This is exactly what I was looking for! Gary
  2. Is anyone aware of any events in Brussels during EIW2017? The European Commission mentioned at a recent conference that a Joint Action on immunisation was being developed but I'm not sure about the timeline.
  3. Interesting and timely piece. The European Commission is hosting an event on vaccine hesitancy tomorrow - it will be live-streamed here
  4. Dear all, We (@VaccinesToday) are preparing our plan for EIW2017. We hope to launch the first in a series of animated videos about life-long immunisation. The preliminary idea - which we will begin developing this month - is to introduce the public to a family and then to have individual 'episodes' to explain some of the vaccine-preventable diseases that affect each. This will also give us a chance to show how protecting one family member from infection could help protect others. What are you planning? Are there any events (online or offline) or new material (videos, infographics) that you plan to launch? Please let us know and we will be happy to promote/share through our channels.
  5. Fantastic stuff! Sorry to hear Hans Rosling passed away recently.
  6. Hi all, Vaccines Today published an article on this outbreak. We'll be interested to follow up on it so any additional information or comments are welcome.
  7. Thanks for all your help James. We posted an article this morning and will share on social media. Great campaign!
  8. Dear all, A friend from Romania (who does not work in healthcare) tells me there have been newspaper headlines about measles outbreaks in the region. Does anyone have details of this? Kind regards, Gary
  9. Hi everyone, Many of you will have read Dr Heidi Larson's latest Vaccine Confidence Survey of 67 countries. The big story is France where 41% of respondents disagreed that vaccines are safe. France! It is truly remarkable given that many vaccines are actually developed and produced there. This is a new 'French Paradox'. Louis Pasteur must be turning in his grave... What is going on in France? Why are their results different to Denmark and Portugal and the rest of their near-neighbours? We (Vaccines Today) ran an article earlier this year about a revision of France's vaccination policy and a public consultation that was due to begin in March. It must be time for an update on that now. Would anyone like to comment here (for publication on Vaccines Today - or not) or to be interviewed on this topic? The questions are simple: - Why is France 'different'? - How is the public consultation going? - What can be done to reverse this negative sentiment? Thanks, Gary
  10. Thanks James, Yes, I'll mail you directly. Gary
  11. I liked this so much I used it as the basis for an article on Vaccines Today.
  12. I came across an interesting paper this week looking at how GPs approach seasonal flu vaccination in the UK and NL (countries with the best record of hitting the EU target of vaccination 75% of people in at-risk groups). Worth a look if you are interested in this area. The aim of this article is to harmonise the diagnosis of seasonal influenza and the approach of European general practitioners to seasonal influenza vaccination in order to better identify influenza outbreaks and to move towards reaching the target vaccination rate of 75% throughout Europe.
  13. This is a great resource - thanks a lot Leonie.