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#Vaccine

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - Thursday 9 August, 2018

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.

# vaccine - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019

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

# vaccine - Friday 3 August, 2018

'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.

# vaccine - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin

Two adults and two children were affected.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

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.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

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.

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.

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.

# vaccine - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

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.

# vaccine - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

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.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - Sunday 26 November, 2017

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.

# vaccine - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

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.

# vaccine - 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.

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex

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

# vaccine - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'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.

# vaccine - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government

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

# vaccine - Sunday 30 July, 2017

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.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

The medication has shown promise in mice.

# vaccine - Monday 22 May, 2017

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”.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - Friday 28 April, 2017

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%.

# vaccine - Thursday 16 February, 2017

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

It comes as a controversial documentary is released in Ireland.

# vaccine - Thursday 19 January, 2017

The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks

“There is still a significant amount of flu in our community … this is higher than it has been in a number of years.”

# vaccine - Monday 12 December, 2016

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

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

# vaccine - Saturday 10 December, 2016

'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine HPV

'I am not anti-vaccine, but 14-year girls don't lie en masse': Senator pushes for debate on HPV vaccine

Gerard Craughwell said he would like medical experts as well as parents concerned about their daughters to attend.

# vaccine - Monday 14 November, 2016

"A disgrace" - Doctors warn that vaccines to protect newborns will not be introduced by deadline

The IMO warns that a 1 December deadline will be missed.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Flu season is back - here are 8 things you really should know

Including how to tell the difference between flu and the common cold.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - Sunday 17 April, 2016

Irish parents are stopping their children from getting a cervical cancer vaccine - but why?

Public health professionals are blaming recent negative media coverage for the drop in uptake.

# vaccine - Tuesday 2 February, 2016

Testing women for virus spread by skin-to-skin contact during sex might help detect cervical cancer

Most people will have HPV at some point in their lives. Certain types can lead to cervical cancer.

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