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#Vaccination

From TheJournal.ie Call for Covid-19 vaccine to be free so it's 'not auctioned off to the highest bidder' Big Pharma

Call for Covid-19 vaccine to be free so it's 'not auctioned off to the highest bidder'

Oxfam has warned that rich countries and industry could prevent or delay the vaccine from reaching vulnerable people.

From TheJournal.ie Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone Covid-19

Pharmacists call for flu vaccine to be free for everyone

The Irish Pharmacy Union has said a plan must be developed to stop hospitals becoming overwhelmed next winter, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

From TheJournal.ie Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic Covid-19

Over 117 million children at risk of missing out on measles vaccine due to pandemic

Vaccination campaigns have been postponed in 24 countries to help prevent further spread of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Covid-19 vaccine could be available in September, Oxford professor claims Coronavirus

Covid-19 vaccine could be available in September, Oxford professor claims

The World Health Organization previously said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed.

From TheJournal.ie Here are the potential Covid-19 vaccine and treatment options being developed Coronavirus

Here are the potential Covid-19 vaccine and treatment options being developed

The World Health Organization has said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed and approved for use.

From TheJournal.ie 'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018 Vaccines

'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018

There were 80 reported measles cases in Ireland in 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year Vaccines

Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year

The HSE said has said the increase in numbers is linked to the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.

From TheJournal.ie Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation Simon Harris

Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation

Minister for Health Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter today.

From TheJournal.ie 'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls HPV Vaccine

'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls

Teenage girls can get the HPV vaccine if they’re still at secondary school – but teenage boys can’t.

From TheJournal.ie Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets Vaccine

Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets

There are fears that Ireland’s status could also be at risk.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths Vaccination

Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths

Harris is considering advice from the Attorney General on mandatory vaccination.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to launch HPV vaccine for boys next week Vaccination

Minister to launch HPV vaccine for boys next week

The vaccination programme was rolled out to teenage girls in 2010, but the government committed to making it available to boys in secondary school from September.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a big threat': Fears Ireland could lose its measles-free status Vaccine

'It's a big threat': Fears Ireland could lose its measles-free status

The UK has lost its measles-free status and, after a spike in cases here, there are concerns Ireland could end up in the same position.

From TheJournal.ie Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine Vaccination

Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine

A new report has revealed that global rates of the disease are on the rise.

From TheJournal.ie People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools Measles

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

From TheJournal.ie 'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases The Explainer

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated?

There has been a huge spike in measles cases worldwide.

From TheJournal.ie 'Extremely encouraging': HPV uptake rate in Ireland is now at 70% Vaccination

'Extremely encouraging': HPV uptake rate in Ireland is now at 70%

This marks an increase of 20 percentage points in just over two years.

From TheJournal.ie Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin Vaccine

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

There have been five cases since the start of February.

From TheJournal.ie HSE investigating potential 12th case of meningitis Vaccine

HSE investigating potential 12th case of meningitis

Three people with the condition have died in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year Cancer

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

From TheJournal.ie 'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts' Opinion

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'

The desire to protect and care for your child is indescribable, writes Eric Nolan. And that means doing your best to keep them safe.

From TheJournal.ie 'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes' Opinion

'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'

Consultant paediatrician John Fitzsimons writes about his experiences with measles, and why it’s important to vaccinate.

From TheJournal.ie 13 cases of measles in Dublin's north inner city in recent weeks Outbreak

13 cases of measles in Dublin's north inner city in recent weeks

Transmission has occurred in a number of hospitals and in households with “poor vaccine uptake”, the HSE said.

From TheJournal.ie Third vaccine dose may be needed to stop people getting mumps in their 30s Vaccinations

Third vaccine dose may be needed to stop people getting mumps in their 30s

There have been a number of mumps outbreaks among adults in the US recently, including on college campuses.

From TheJournal.ie 11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin MMR

11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin

The incident is being examined by the HSE’s measles outbreak control team.

From TheJournal.ie HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media Gardasil

HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media

The head of the HSE’s National Immunisation Office said the health service is starting to win the battle against misinformation, but there is more work to do.

From TheJournal.ie People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness Under The Weather

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

From TheJournal.ie Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough Warning

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough

The condition can have fatal consequences for babies up to three months of age.

From TheJournal.ie Measles outbreak: Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children? Anti-vaxxers

Measles outbreak: Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children?

Australian doctors receive payments to track down and vaccinate children who are more than two months overdue for their vaccines, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

From TheJournal.ie Major study finds HPV vaccine in women was not linked with 44 chronic diseases Evidence

Major study finds HPV vaccine in women was not linked with 44 chronic diseases

No other serious safety concerns were identified in the study of more than three million women.

From TheJournal.ie Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine' Winter Flu

Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'

Health Minister Simon Harris said just one third of all health workers got the vaccine last year.

From TheJournal.ie Labour wants the HPV vaccine to be rolled out to boys sooner rather than later Vaccination

Labour wants the HPV vaccine to be rolled out to boys sooner rather than later

The plan was originally to roll the free vaccine out to boys – but this has yet to happen.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns Calls To Resign

Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns

McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.

From TheJournal.ie Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules Multiple Sclerosis

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules

The decision stems from the case of a man who developed MS shortly after being vaccinated against hepatitis B.

From TheJournal.ie 'Women will die needlessly': Call for push to increase uptake of HPV vaccine Cancer

'Women will die needlessly': Call for push to increase uptake of HPV vaccine

The Irish Cancer Society also wants the vaccination programme to be extended to include boys.

From TheJournal.ie Flu epidemic will peak in the next two weeks Vaccination

Flu epidemic will peak in the next two weeks

The HSE is recommending people get vaccinated, and if they have the flu, to stay in bed.

From TheJournal.ie HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men Safe Sex

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

The HSE vaccinates thousands of schoolgirls against the virus each year.

From TheJournal.ie 'Forty young Irish girls will die of cervical cancer as a result of falling HPV vaccine rates' says Fine Gael TD Vaccination

'Forty young Irish girls will die of cervical cancer as a result of falling HPV vaccine rates' says Fine Gael TD

5,000 fewer girls received the vaccine this year in comparison to the previous year.

From TheJournal.ie Person with measles travelled by plane to Dublin and then onto Galway Contagious

Person with measles travelled by plane to Dublin and then onto Galway

This case is unrelated to the recently reported outbreak that resulted in 34 confirmed measles cases between April and mid-July.

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