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  1. National surveys on seasonal influenza vaccination programmes, 2008/2009 to 2014/2015 revealed among other findings that most countries recommended vaccination for older persons, individuals with chronic disease, healthcare workers, and pregnant women. Children were included in < 50% of national policies and only one country of 49 in the WHO Europpean Region reached 75% coverage in older persons (2014/2015). A number of countries reported declining vaccination uptake. For more results see the full article in Vaccine: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X17317620
  2. 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
  3. Expanding vaccination programs for the older population might be important as older adults are becoming a larger proportion of the general population. The aim of this study is to determine the relative importance of vaccine and disease specific characteristics and acceptance for Dutch older adults, including pneumococcal disease, herpes zoster, pertussis vaccination, and influenza vaccination. See Vaccine issue 21: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X17304784
  4. AAFP News-12 May: Family physicians can learn the latest information on influenza vaccines, particularly those used in patients 65 years and older, during a free, 90-minute AAFP webinar on May 17 at 11 a.m. CDT. The webinar, "Benefits of the Influenza Vaccine for Adults 65 Years and Older,"(attendee.gotowebinar.com) will cover how family physicians can increase influenza vaccination rates in their practices, especially for older adults. Panelists will review data on morbidity and mortality, as well as on the effectiveness of the standard and high-dose influenza vaccines. Resources to help increase accuracy and revenue when coding and billing for vaccinations also will be shared. The webinar will be presented by Thomas Koinis, M.D., a family physician with Duke Primary Care in Oxford, N.C., and is funded by an unrestricted educational grant from Sanofi Pasteur. Read more on AAFP.org
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