Select Page

Scotland experiences alarming increase in winter deaths

November 01, 2018  · 1 min read

From December 2017 to March 2018, Scotland experienced a 75% increase in winter deaths compared to the previous year, according to a recent BBC article. In fact, the number of winter deaths is the highest it has been in Scotland in 18 years, reaching a count of 23,137.



The main reason for this alarming increase is due to influenza and pneumonia. Older people and those with underlying chronic diseases are at higher risk for vaccine preventable diseases such as pneumonia and influenza.  Age Scotland urged older people to decrease their risk of illness by keeping their houses warm and getting vaccinated. Contact Dr Mine Durusu Tanriover for more information on why older people and those with chronic disease are at a higher risk for vaccine preventable diseases.


As a result of the staggering increase of winter deaths, the Scottish government has begun work to determine the link between winter deaths and influenza, and urges at-risk groups to get vaccinated before the flu season begins.  Contact Prof David Salisbury to learn more on the role governments can play in increasing vaccination uptake rates.


The International Federation on Ageing is committed to the prevention of vaccine preventable diseases in older people to maintain health and functional ability in later life. Follow @Vaccines4Life to be kept informed on this important topic.

Featured Experts:
Other Experts:
  • a

    Dr. Sandra Hirst

    Gerontology
    Seniors and Healthcare
    Gerontological Nursing
  • a

    Dr. Stefania Maggi

    Research
    Disease Prevention
    Clinical Geriatrics
    Epidemiology of Aging
    Education
  • a

    Dra. María Eugenia Jiménez Corona

    Organization Analysis
    Fund Raising
    Immunology
    Vaccination Strategies
    Vaccinations
    Epidemiology
    Campaigns
    Organization & Management
  • a

    Dr. César Misael Gómez Altamirano

    Vaccination
View More

Scotland experiences alarming increase in winter deaths

November 01, 2018  · 1 min read

From December 2017 to March 2018, Scotland experienced a 75% increase in winter deaths compared to the previous year, according to a recent BBC article. In fact, the number of winter deaths is the highest it has been in Scotland in 18 years, reaching a count of 23,137.



The main reason for this alarming increase is due to influenza and pneumonia. Older people and those with underlying chronic diseases are at higher risk for vaccine preventable diseases such as pneumonia and influenza.  Age Scotland urged older people to decrease their risk of illness by keeping their houses warm and getting vaccinated. Contact Dr Mine Durusu Tanriover for more information on why older people and those with chronic disease are at a higher risk for vaccine preventable diseases.


As a result of the staggering increase of winter deaths, the Scottish government has begun work to determine the link between winter deaths and influenza, and urges at-risk groups to get vaccinated before the flu season begins.  Contact Prof David Salisbury to learn more on the role governments can play in increasing vaccination uptake rates.


The International Federation on Ageing is committed to the prevention of vaccine preventable diseases in older people to maintain health and functional ability in later life. Follow @Vaccines4Life to be kept informed on this important topic.

Featured Experts:
Other Experts:
  • a

    Prof. Sarah Harper

    Addressing Inequalities
    Global Migration
    Public Policy
    Longevity
    Global Population Ageing
  • a

    Dr. Isabella Ballalai

    Special Patients Vaccination
    Adult Vaccination
    Pediatrics
    Pediatric Vaccination
    Vaccination
    Adolescent Vaccination
    Elderly Vaccination
  • a

    Dr. Mark S. Lachs

    Elder Abuse
    Neglect
    Adult Protective Services
    Functional Ability
    Ethics
    Health Care Finance
  • a

    Dra. Celia Alpuche Aranda

    Immunization
    Infectious Diseases
    Bacterial Pathogenesis
    Epidemiological and Molecular Mechanisms
    Vaccination
    Transmittable Diseases
  • a

    Dra. Ida Berenice Molina Aguilera

    Vaccination Strategies
    Vaccination
    Infectious Disases
View More

Recent Articles

Happy Holiday!

IFA would like to thank you for your support in 2019. We wish you a happy holiday and all the best for the new year.
Please note that our office will be closed from 24 December 2019 to 2 January 2020. If you have any inquiry, please contact Dr Jane Barratt at jbarratt@ifa.ngo.

Share This