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#Vaccine

# 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.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - Friday 31 July, 2015

"This is big news": 100% success for Ebola vaccine trial

The vaccine provided 100% protection in a Guinea field trial.

# vaccine - 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.

# vaccine - Friday 3 April, 2015

Scientists are developing personalised cancer 'vaccines'

New research shows our bodies can be trained to fight certain kinds of tumours.

# vaccine - 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”.

# vaccine - Friday 16 January, 2015

Flu vaccine doesn't exactly match the flu that's going around

Yesterday the HSE warned that flu rates are on the rise.

WATCH: The aftermath of a teenager's Ebola death

A suspicion of vaccines and stigma around Ebola can have devastating affects.

# vaccine - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Good news: Scientists may have discovered a vaccine for Ebola

But it is still some way from hitting the market.

# vaccine - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Tragic death of 11-month-old baby sparks calls for meningitis vaccine

The baby died earlier this week.

# vaccine - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Loads of people have got the mumps this year

And the HSE wants them to get the MMR.

# vaccine - Monday 1 September, 2014

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.

# vaccine - Saturday 30 August, 2014

What is this new experimental drug treating Ebola patients?

There is no proven cure for Ebola, which has killed more than 1,400 people already.

# vaccine - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Good news for babies: The BCG vaccine shortage is over

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

# vaccine - Friday 11 July, 2014

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.

# vaccine - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Researcher arrested after faking data for a HIV vaccine

The scientist confessed to spiking samples of blood to make a HIV vaccine appear to have great promise.

# vaccine - Thursday 19 June, 2014

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.

# vaccine - Friday 30 May, 2014

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.

# vaccine - Thursday 22 May, 2014

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.

# vaccine - Saturday 22 March, 2014

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

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

# vaccine - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Column: I lost my daughter to meningitis – why is a vaccine for MenB still not provided?

We have a vaccine for a common strain of meningitis, yet it’s not on from the immunisation schedule. What is the delay? asks Siobhán Carroll.

# vaccine - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Irish boy contracts potentially fatal tetanus infection

The HSE are stressing the importance of vaccination against tetanus which causes death in between 10-25 per cent of cases.

# vaccine - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Experts warn that the polio outbreak in Syria may threaten Europe

Two experts have warned that areas such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine and Austria, where vaccination coverage is low, could be most at risk.

# vaccine - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

UN warns of Syria polio outbreak after cluster of cases reported

A cluster of potential cases came to light in recent weeks. It comes as efforts continue to stage a peace conference aimed at resolving the ongoing conflict.

# vaccine - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

World's first malaria vaccine could be available for African children

GlaxoSmithKline will seek regulatory approval next year to market the vaccine against the disease which killed 660,000 in 2010.

# vaccine - Monday 7 October, 2013

Vaccine reminder issued as HSE says 1,000 could die in severe flu season

Those in at-risk groups can get the vaccine free-of-charge from their GP or pharmacy.

# vaccine - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

This HIV vaccine looks promising

The vaccine appears to have completely cleared the virus from monkeys.

# vaccine - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Cases of whooping cough on the increase in developed countries

A symposium is to be held in Dublin that will look at why there were 400 cases of whooping cough in Ireland in 2012, double the number than in 2011.

# vaccine - Friday 17 May, 2013

Poll: Should vaccinations be compulsory for children? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should vaccinations be compulsory for children?

A court has ruled that a 5-year-old boy must get his booster shots, but should vaccinations for children be compulsory across the board?

# vaccine - Friday 19 April, 2013

HSE has this warning for families as 800 people in the UK hit by measles

Measles is highly contagious and can lead to deafness, brain damage and even death.

Narcolepsy sufferers plan march on Department of Health over lack of supports

A report published last year concluded that those given the State sponsored swine flu vaccine Pandemrix were at a higher risk of narcolepsy than unvaccinated individuals.

# vaccine - Saturday 19 January, 2013

13 people died of influenza during Ireland's last flu season

All of the people who died were elderly, ranging from 81 to 98 years old.

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