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#Vaccination

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.

From TheJournal.ie Patient at the centre of measles outbreak was in Dublin Airport three weeks ago Measles Outbreak
From TheJournal.ie One year after stocks ran out, Ireland's BCG vaccine delivery is still delayed Vaccination

One year after stocks ran out, Ireland's BCG vaccine delivery is still delayed

The HSE said there are issues with the supplier that are affecting most European countries.

From TheJournal.ie Measles warning after second case confirmed this year Symptoms

Measles warning after second case confirmed this year

The person in question had been in Dublin and Kerry leading up to and including the May bank holiday weekend.

From TheJournal.ie HSE response to TV3 documentary: HPV vaccine has 'good safety record' Gardasil

HSE response to TV3 documentary: HPV vaccine has 'good safety record'

Concerns have been raised over the HPV vaccine administered to schoolgirls across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Teenage girl reportedly suffered fit in school after getting HPV vaccine Gardasil

Teenage girl reportedly suffered fit in school after getting HPV vaccine

Abbey Colohan is just one teenager who will feature in a documentary about the vaccine.

From TheJournal.ie BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people Tuberculosis

BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people

Only children in high-risk groups could be vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie If Australian parents don't vaccinate their kids, they could miss out on €10k in benefits No Jab No Pay This post contains a poll

If Australian parents don't vaccinate their kids, they could miss out on €10k in benefits

Under current Australian laws, parents who have “conscientious objections” about jabs can still claim payments.

From TheJournal.ie Government will consider lifesaving meningitis jab for children - but only if the price is right Immunisation

Government will consider lifesaving meningitis jab for children - but only if the price is right

The UK is introducing a vaccine and Ireland will follow if “a cost effective agreement can be reached”.

From TheJournal.ie Good news: Scientists may have discovered a vaccine for Ebola Vaccination

Good news: Scientists may have discovered a vaccine for Ebola

But it is still some way from hitting the market.

From TheJournal.ie The HSE's campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working Vaccination

The HSE's campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working

Uptake levels for the HPC vaccine have exceeded targets and more than 42,000 girls have received the full course.

From TheJournal.ie Good news for babies: The BCG vaccine shortage is over Booster

Good news for babies: The BCG vaccine shortage is over

The HSE has said in June that it has problems with its supplier.

From TheJournal.ie An extra dose of polio vaccine helps boost immunity in under 5s Protection

An extra dose of polio vaccine helps boost immunity in under 5s

Researchers in India and the UK recommended a dose of IPV be added to vaccination programmes in polio-endemic countries.

From TheJournal.ie HSE confirms shortage in BCG vaccines due to supplier problem BCG

HSE confirms shortage in BCG vaccines due to supplier problem

It is anticipated that the vaccine will be available in mid to late July but it will continue to be offered to newborns and those at greatest risk.

From TheJournal.ie Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE... Outbreak

Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE...

The recommendation applies to a number of African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries.

From TheJournal.ie No difference in mortality rate between boys and girls relating to last vaccine offered Developed Countries

No difference in mortality rate between boys and girls relating to last vaccine offered

The mortality rate was higher for boys than for girls, irrespective of the type of vaccine last offered.

From TheJournal.ie We're vaccinating more children in Ireland than ever before Booster

We're vaccinating more children in Ireland than ever before

Vaccination rates are at their highest ever levels, the HSE said today.

From TheJournal.ie Cases of malaria in Ireland rise for the third year in a row Disease

Cases of malaria in Ireland rise for the third year in a row

71 were recorded last year.

From TheJournal.ie Lifesaving jab for children in Northern Ireland - but not the Republic (yet) Meningitis B

Lifesaving jab for children in Northern Ireland - but not the Republic (yet)

Ireland has the highest incidence of Meningitis B disease in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you get the flu vaccine? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you get the flu vaccine?

Eight people have died of the flu in recent weeks. Are you getting vaccinated?

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