Rhiannon Edge is a PhD student at Lancaster University whose thesis aims to answer 'What are the influences and effects exerted by social networks on the uptake of seasonal influenza vaccination in healthcare workers?'
  • flu friends

    Targeting popular people is the best way to vaccinate against flu

    Influenza is a global health problem that affects 3-5m people a year and causes fatalities among the very old, the very young, and those with existing medical conditions. The virus spreads through contact. When we look at people’s social networks, an inter-connected web emerges that can help disease spread.