Immunisation Horizon Scanning Volume 4 Issue 7

July 24, 2012
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Booster spray kick-starts body’s defences to fight flu

July 24, 2012

Source: GP Online

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Date of publication: July 2012

Publication Type: News Item

In a nutshell: A ‘booster’ nasal spray containing a man-made protein may prevent a person getting ill after they are infected with flu, according to a US study.

Length of publication:1-page news item


Vaccinating healthy children against flu is cost effective, says committee

July 24, 2012

Source: British Medical Journal

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Date of publication: June 2012

Publication Type: News Item

In a nutshell: All school age children in England and Wales could be vaccinated against influenza as early as 2014 to reduce the chances of the infection spreading, the immunisation advisory committee that reports to ministers has suggested

Length of publication: 1-page news item

Some important information: This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library


Human papillomavirus immunisation programme: Update and way forward

July 24, 2012

Source: British Journal of School Nursing, 2012; 7 (5): pp 227-230

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Date of publication: June 2012

Publication Type:  Journal Article

In a nutshell: In 2008, the Department of Health launched a national human papillomavirus immunisation programme targeted at female year 8 students, as well as a catch-up for 13-17-year-olds.  This article provides an overview of the programme and planned changes, and considers recent calls to extend the programme to older and male students

Length of publication: 4-page article

Some important information: This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library

 


Hib immunisation programme reduces infections to 30 a year

July 24, 2012

Source: Nursing Times Online

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Date of publication: June 2012

Publication Type: News Item

In a nutshell: The number of children contracting a deadly Hib infection has been reduced by 97%, experts said on the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the immunisation programme

Length of publication: 1-page news item

Some important information: This article is available in full text to all NHS Staff using Athens, for more information about accessing full text follow this link to find your local NHS Library

 


Understanding attitudes toward adolescent vaccination and the decision-making dynamic among adolescents, parents and providers

July 24, 2012

Source: BMC Public Health, 2012; 12: 509

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Date of publication: July 2012

Publication Type: Article

In a nutshell: With several new vaccine recommendations specifically targeting adolescents, improving adolescent vaccination rates has become a major health priority.Vaccination attitudes are an important, modifiable target for new interventions. We identified potentially modifiable attitudinal barriers to adolescent vaccination among the three key stakeholders. However, there were notable differences in attitudes and preferences across the three perspectives, indicating that for an intervention to be successful it will require a dynamic partnership with the target audiences

Length of publication: 19-page article


Flu jabs for children must be tied to clear message for parents

July 24, 2012

Source: GP Online

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Date of publication: July 2012

Publication Type: News Item

In a nutshell: Plans to extend flu vaccination to healthy children must be backed by a campaign to convince parents that their children will benefit, the DH director of immunisation believes

Length of publication: 1-page news item