Thousands of patients risking their health by ‘shunning’ flu jab, say family doctors

Thousands of patients in England could be risking their health by not having the seasonal flu vaccine, according to figures released by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
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This reports annual childhood vaccination data for England in 2017-18 and relates to routine vaccinations offered to all children up to the age of 5-years. Data are intended to raise awareness of and improve national, STP, CCG and GP practice childhood vaccination coverage rates.
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GPs are engaged in a war of words with NHS England after 69 per cent reported a shortage in the flu jab. Public Health England say only 52 per cent of over-65s had been vaccinated.
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Patients and GPs have been frustrated by shortages caused by the staggered supply of the new vaccine.
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Could Twitter help predict how bad flu season will be? What can walk-in clinics tell us about where the worst of the virus will peak? Let ’s take a look at how big data could transform patient diagnosis, vaccine development and epidemic prevention through a lens we all know too well: flu season.
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ConclusionPCV13 is dominant. A PCV13 vaccination program saves costs to the public system, reduces mortality and morbidity; these results are robust.
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Publication date: Available online 14 November 2018Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Amin Jaydari, Ali Forouharmehr, Narges NazifiAbstractToday, there is an increasing emphasis on recombinant vaccines to eliminate the side effects of conventional vaccines such as whole-cell bacteria. Query fever is an emerging disease that causes irreparable complications for both humans and domestic animals. The cause of this disease is Coxiella burnetii, a gram-negative intracellular bacteria. In order to determine the most immunodominant epitopes of Com1 and OmpH antigens of C. burnetii, the most reliable bioinformatics tools wit...
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In this study, we constructed a new R domain, CoaR6, consisting of 6 repeats that occur most frequently in clinical isolates. By fusing CoaR6 with Hc, the C-terminal fragment of the heavy chain of tetanus neurotoxin, we successfully increased anti-CoaR6 IgG levels in immunized mice which were hardly detected in mice immunized with CoaR6 plus alum. To further improve anti-CoaR6 responses, the combination adjuvants alum plus CpG were formulated with the antigen and exhibited a significantly higher specific antibody response. Moreover, active Th1/Th17 immune responses were observed in Hc-CoaR6 immunized group rather than CoaR...
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