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#Vaccines

From TheJournal.ie HSE offers free MMR shots to combat 'significant' rise in mumps Vaccines

HSE offers free MMR shots to combat 'significant' rise in mumps

It follows a sharp increase in the number of cases of the illness last year.

From TheJournal.ie HSE issues mumps warning as 132 cases reported last week - the highest weekly number in over a decade Mumps

HSE issues mumps warning as 132 cases reported last week - the highest weekly number in over a decade

Symptoms of mumps include fever, headache and painful swollen salivary glands.

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 Mumps and measles on the rise in Ireland as people share discredited research online Vaccines

Mumps and measles on the rise in Ireland as people share discredited research online

Dr Kevin Kelleher of the HSE said Andrew Wakefield’s research linking vaccines to autism has been “utterly discredited”.

From TheJournal.ie Measles can cause immune system to become 'more baby-like', study finds Measles

Measles can cause immune system to become 'more baby-like', study finds

The research found that the measles virus deletes part of the immune system’s memory.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital Mumps

Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital

In September, Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified of 69 cases of mumps.

From TheJournal.ie Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines Mandatory Vaccinations This post contains videos

Harris says social media companies should ban accounts that spread misinformation about vaccines

Facebook says certain hashtags are banned and ads rejected in a bid to stop misinformation from gaining traction.

From TheJournal.ie How many European countries have lost their measles-free status? It's the week in numbers Prime Numbers

How many European countries have lost their measles-free status? It's the week in numbers

Plus the average starting salary for graduates.

From TheJournal.ie Wealthier countries have less faith in vaccines, survey finds Complacency Effect

Wealthier countries have less faith in vaccines, survey finds

91% of Irish people agreed that vaccines are important for children to have.

From TheJournal.ie New York ends religious exemption to vaccine requirements for school children Vaccines

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine requirements for school children

Meanwhile, Jessica Biel has said she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions.

From TheJournal.ie 13-month-old admitted to intensive care after parents influenced by anti-vaccine material online Misinformation

13-month-old admitted to intensive care after parents influenced by anti-vaccine material online

The boy was admitted to University Hospital Galway.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris has asked the Attorney General to look at mandatory vaccinations Measles

Simon Harris has asked the Attorney General to look at mandatory vaccinations

Earlier this week, it was announced that Ireland had experienced a 204% increase in cases of measles.

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 'She loved the excitement of life': Funeral of vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan taking place in Clare RIP

'She loved the excitement of life': Funeral of vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan taking place in Clare

Laura Brennan will be laid to rest following the service in Ennis Cathedral this afternoon.

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 Meningitis: HSE expert says rate of uptake of vaccine boosters is 'very disappointing' Hse Warning

Meningitis: HSE expert says rate of uptake of vaccine boosters is 'very disappointing'

The HSE yesterday issued an initial warning after the deaths of three people.

From TheJournal.ie Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU Vaccines

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

There has been an increase in HPV uptake rates to 65% in 2018.

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 Vaccines: 'Those of us from an earlier era must speak out to stop little lives being wrecked' Opinion

Vaccines: 'Those of us from an earlier era must speak out to stop little lives being wrecked'

New parents have so little knowledge of diseases like measles that they think the vaccine is more dangerous than the disease, writes Dr Ida Milne.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should parents be jailed for refusing to vaccinate their child? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents be jailed for refusing to vaccinate their child?

A mother in the US has been jailed for a week.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments Hpv Controversy

Simon Harris was 'very disappointed and frustrated' at Finian McGrath's vaccine comments

Harris said he now feels McGrath “fully supports” the vaccination programme.

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 15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine Contamination

15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine

The children died of “severe sepsis/toxicity”, the UN said.

From TheJournal.ie Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50% Sugar Coat It

Following chocolate comments, HSE says 'incentives' have helped vaccination rate rise 50%

“Vaccine hesitancy is increasingly becoming a major issue,” a HSE spokesperson said.

From TheJournal.ie Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears Chocolate And Ipads

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

There was a discussion around what is causing a mistrust of vaccines, which have eradicated many diseases in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Health Minister slams 'false' and 'unfounded' claims from anti-vaccine campaigners HPV Vaccine

Health Minister slams 'false' and 'unfounded' claims from anti-vaccine campaigners

Highlighting the particular case of the HPV vaccine, Harris said he is very concerned about the fall in the uptake rate, which is heading below 50%.

From TheJournal.ie HSE: Complacency over vaccines could cause death in Ireland Warning

HSE: Complacency over vaccines could cause death in Ireland

The HSE issued the warning this morning following a spate of deaths as a result of a measles outbreak in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Robert DeNiro backs $100k reward pushed by anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists Anti-vaxx

Robert DeNiro backs $100k reward pushed by anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists

It comes as a controversial documentary is released in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'Hearsay on social media' being blamed for falling vaccine rates Going Viral

'Hearsay on social media' being blamed for falling vaccine rates

A Trinity professor says such fear mongering presents a risk to the wider public.

From TheJournal.ie The amount of young girls getting the HPV vaccine has dropped significantly HPV Vaccine

The amount of young girls getting the HPV vaccine has dropped significantly

The HSE said it is concerned about the drop.

From TheJournal.ie Here's where that €12 million taken from the mental health budget will be spent Mental Health

Here's where that €12 million taken from the mental health budget will be spent

The removal of the money caused anger among mental health campaigners.

From TheJournal.ie Children and teens waiting over 12 months for a mental health appointment Getting Better

Children and teens waiting over 12 months for a mental health appointment

New stats from the HSE about the first two months of the year have shown an improvement in the area.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should childhood vaccines be mandatory? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should childhood vaccines be mandatory?

California is the latest state in the US to move towards making it mandatory.

From TheJournal.ie Children won't get vaccines for TB until June, but Leo says it's not a problem Vaccines
From TheJournal.ie Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries Finding A Cure

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries

Hopes raised that the trial will “form the basis of a more potent vaccine” – there is currently no effective vaccine against the Ebola or Marburg virus.

From TheJournal.ie Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history West Africa

Emergency talks look for ways to halt worst outbreak of Ebola in history

A suggestion that untested vaccines should be used has attracted controversy.

From TheJournal.ie 'Another non-consensual mass medical experiment': Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy Investigation

'Another non-consensual mass medical experiment': Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy

The procedure, that left many woman with lifelong disabilities, was carried out in Ireland until the late 1980s.

From TheJournal.ie HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine Unprotected

HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine

The HSE are ‘not in a position’ to do so because of data protection issues.

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.

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