Immunisation Horizon Scanning Volume 5 Issue 2

February 6, 2013

GPC warns over future additions to ‘crowded’ immunisation schedule

February 6, 2013

Source: Pulse

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication Type: News Story

In a nutshell: The GPC has warned that any additions to the ‘crowded’ immunisation schedule need to be very carefully introduced to maximise uptake and minimise the workload on GP practices. The warning comes after the Government’s proposed GP contract deal included two new immmunisations this year – rotavirus in the infant schedule and herpes zoster for the elderly.

Length of publication: Webpage


‘Universal HPV vaccination’ call

February 6, 2013

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication Type: News Story

In a nutshell: Schoolboys in the UK should receive the HPV vaccine to protect against throat cancer, a charity has urged.

Length of publication: Webpage

 


Whooping cough cases ‘falling’

February 6, 2013

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication Type: News Story

In a nutshell: The largest outbreak of whooping cough for 20 years shows signs of slowing as cases fall for two months in a row, Health Protection Agency figures for England and Wales show.

Length of publication: Webpage


Minister denies that screening and immunisation will be weakened under changes to NHS

February 6, 2013

Source: British Medical Journal, BMJ 2013; 346: f461

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Date of publication: January 2013

Publication Type: News Story

In a nutshell: The government has denied that arrangements for screening and immunisation in England will be weakened under the government’s changes to the NHS, despite concerns raised by the man who will take charge of public health services from April nationally.

Length of publication: 1 page news item


Cost-effectiveness of childhood influenza vaccination in England and Wales: Results from a dynamic transmission model

February 6, 2013

Source: Vaccine, 2013, 31 (6), pp. 927–942

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Date of publication: January 2013

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: ► Little is known about HPV knowledge in vaccinated cohorts of girls in the UK. ► We surveyed girls in the first vaccinated cohort, three years after vaccination. ► Knowledge was low, with a fifth unaware of HPV. ► Many girls were unaware of the link between HPV infection and cervical cancer, and the need for cervical screening post-vaccination. ► There will be a need for targeted information when this cohort reaches screening age.

Length of publication: 15 page article

 


Knowledge and awareness of HPV and the HPV vaccine among young women in the first routinely vaccinated cohort in England

February 6, 2013

Source: Vaccine, 2013, 31 (7), pp. 1051–1056

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Date of publication: February 2013

Publication Type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: ► Little is known about HPV knowledge in vaccinated cohorts of girls in the UK. ► We surveyed girls in the first vaccinated cohort, three years after vaccination. ► Knowledge was low, with a fifth unaware of HPV. ► Many girls were unaware of the link between HPV infection and cervical cancer, and the need for cervical screening post-vaccination. ► There will be a need for targeted information when this cohort reaches screening age.

Length of publication: 5 page article