Immunisation Horizon Scanning Volume 4 Issue 2

February 9, 2012
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Tamiflu effects ‘still uncertain’

February 9, 2012

Source: Nursing Times Website

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Date of publication: January 2012

Publication Type: News Item

In a nutshell: The effects of antiviral drug Tamiflu – which was stockpiled by the government at the height of the swine flu pandemic – are still uncertain, researchers said as they accused pharmaceutical giant Roche of withholding data.

Length of publication: 1 page news item


Extending flu jab to children would slash ‘clinical burden of influenza’

February 9, 2012

Source: Nursing Times Website

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Date of publication: January 2012

Publication Type: News Item

In a nutshell: Giving eight out of 10 children the seasonal flu vaccination could reduce the overall number of influenza infections by up to 95%, according to UK researchers.

Length of publication: 1 page news item


Vaccinate teenagers against meningitis, say DH advisers

February 7, 2012

Source: GP Online

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Date of publication: January 2012

Publication Type: News item

In a nutshell: Millions of teenagers may be set to routinely receive a ‘booster’ dose of the meningitis C vaccine following recommendations from government advisers.
Length of publication: 1 page news item


Meningitis jab ‘protection hope’

February 7, 2012

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: January 2012

Publication Type: News story

In a nutshell: A vaccine against one of the most common forms of childhood meningitis could reduce the number of deaths in the UK even further.

Length of publication:  1 page news story


Hope for universal flu vaccine

February 7, 2012

Source: Nursing Times Website

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Date of publication: February 2012

Publication Type: News Item

In a nutshell: A universal vaccine for flu could be on the cards after molecules which are common to most strains of the virus were uncovered during a research project.

Length of publication: 1 page news item


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February 7, 2012

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