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#Vaccine

From TheJournal.ie Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout Immunisation

Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout

Rotavirus disease is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children.

From TheJournal.ie Meningitis C vaccination rates of 'critical concern' as anti-vax sentiment pushes take-up rates below targets Noteworthy

Meningitis C vaccination rates of 'critical concern' as anti-vax sentiment pushes take-up rates below targets

Targets for immunisation were over 20% below what they were supposed to be in some parts of the country.

From TheJournal.ie More than 80 cases now before High Court over swine flu vaccine Narcolepsy

More than 80 cases now before High Court over swine flu vaccine

A solicitor handling many of the cases said the slow process is “very frustrating” for his clients.

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 Unvaccinated children banned from public places in New York suburb following measles outbreak New York

Unvaccinated children banned from public places in New York suburb following measles outbreak

The extreme measure is to last for 30 days.

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 Italy is making parents prove their children are vaccinated before they can go to creche Vaccine

Italy is making parents prove their children are vaccinated before they can go to creche

The law made it compulsory for children in pre-school education to be vaccinated against 10 diseases.

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 The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year Vaccine

The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year

Seven in 10 of the confirmed cases involved people who were not vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie Flu levels are low, but we're about to enter 'an extremely busy time for the health service' Get Vaccinated

Flu levels are low, but we're about to enter 'an extremely busy time for the health service'

Demand for the GP out-of-hours service remains high and similar to last year.

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 Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin Temple Street

Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin

The HSE is “particularly concerned” about the risk of measles in children who recently attended Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

From TheJournal.ie Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019 Cancer

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019

The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.

From TheJournal.ie 'Utter nonsense': Sinn Féin MEP rubbishes reports that she is against vaccinations HPV

'Utter nonsense': Sinn Féin MEP rubbishes reports that she is against vaccinations

Many people on social media have been accusing the MEP of being an anti-vaxxer.

From TheJournal.ie Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin Contagious

Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin

Two adults and two children were affected.

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 Free vaccine offered as Limerick measles outbreak worsens MMR

Free vaccine offered as Limerick measles outbreak worsens

Six new cases of measles were confirmed in Limerick today.

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 Here's what you need to know about the flu going around Mind Your Health This post contains videos

Here's what you need to know about the flu going around

With the various strains of flu going around you can likely get sick multiple times if you haven’t been vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should it be mandatory for health professionals to get the flu jab? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should it be mandatory for health professionals to get the flu jab?

Just one in three nurses have received the vaccination.

From TheJournal.ie Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives Vaccine

Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives

The HSE ran a campaign over the last few months to encourage healthcare workers to get the vaccine.

From TheJournal.ie A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland Postponed Surgeries

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland

Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.

From TheJournal.ie Spanish flu centenary: 'We're overdue another influenza pandemic' Column

Spanish flu centenary: 'We're overdue another influenza pandemic'

And there won’t be enough vaccines or anti-viral drugs to go around, writes Dr Tim Hinchey.

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 Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research Vaccinations

Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research

The HSE is urging all those at risk to get vaccinated.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you ask your doctor if they had gotten the flu vaccine? What You Preach This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you ask your doctor if they had gotten the flu vaccine?

Uptake of the vaccine among medical workers in Ireland is “appallingly low” according to Health Minister Simon Harris.

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 Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex Misinformed

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he wasn’t “fully informed”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back Protect Our Future

'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back

Health minister Simon Harris said that those who aren’t medical professionals shouldn’t be giving expert advice on vaccines.

From TheJournal.ie Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government Payments

Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government

Health Minister Simon Harris said his department is examining how to roll out a vaccination compensation programme.

From TheJournal.ie Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect America

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect

A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations caused a threefold increase in annual measles cases, a new study found.

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 Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years Heart Attack

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

The medication has shown promise in mice.

From TheJournal.ie The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried On The Rise

The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried

Medics claimed “misinformation and fake news is causing fear among young people and parents”.

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