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#Vaccination

# vaccination - Thursday 29 August, 2019

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

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

# vaccination - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

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.

# vaccination - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

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.

'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.

# vaccination - Thursday 25 April, 2019

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.

# vaccination - Sunday 31 March, 2019

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.

# vaccination - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'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.

# vaccination - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

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.

# vaccination - Monday 11 March, 2019

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

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

# vaccination - Monday 4 March, 2019

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

There have been five cases since the start of February.

# vaccination - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

HSE investigating potential 12th case of meningitis

Three people with the condition have died in recent weeks.

# vaccination - Friday 7 December, 2018

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.

# vaccination - Monday 3 September, 2018

'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.

# vaccination - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'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.

# vaccination - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

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.

# vaccination - Saturday 24 March, 2018

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.

# vaccination - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

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.

# vaccination - Friday 12 January, 2018

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.

# vaccination - Thursday 21 December, 2017

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.

# vaccination - Monday 27 November, 2017

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough

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

# vaccination - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

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.

# vaccination - Saturday 21 October, 2017

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.

# vaccination - Monday 2 October, 2017

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.

# vaccination - Sunday 10 September, 2017

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.

# vaccination - Sunday 3 September, 2017

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

McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.

# vaccination - Thursday 22 June, 2017

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.

# vaccination - Thursday 4 May, 2017

'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.

# vaccination - Thursday 12 January, 2017

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.

# vaccination - Monday 12 December, 2016

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

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

# vaccination - Friday 11 November, 2016

'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.

# vaccination - Thursday 28 July, 2016

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.

# vaccination - Thursday 14 July, 2016

# vaccination - Monday 4 July, 2016

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.

# vaccination - Thursday 12 May, 2016

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.

# vaccination - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

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.

# vaccination - Sunday 13 December, 2015

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.

# vaccination - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

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

Only children in high-risk groups could be vaccinated.

# vaccination - Monday 13 April, 2015

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.

# vaccination - Monday 30 March, 2015

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”.

# vaccination - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Good news: Scientists may have discovered a vaccine for Ebola

But it is still some way from hitting the market.

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