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#Vaccine

# 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.

# vaccine - Friday 11 January, 2013

Vaccine could prevent colon cancer in high risk patients

Clinical trials of a vaccine on patients at high risk of developing the disease has produced results which researchers say could spare patients the risk and inconvenience of invasive tests such as colonoscopies.

# vaccine - Friday 4 January, 2013

Scientists say vaccine temporarily puts brakes on HIV

Team in Spain says it is best indication yet that a ‘therapeutic vaccine’ might be possible in place of anti-retroviral drugs.

# vaccine - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

'Get the vaccine, not the flu' urges HSE Flu

'Get the vaccine, not the flu' urges HSE

The HSE is advising at-risk people to get the flu vaccine as it “can be a very serious illness”.

# vaccine - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Tuesday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

# vaccine - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Afghanistan and Pakistan a ‘potential reservoir’ for spreading polio

Security issues mean that up to 40 per cent children in some parts are not vaccinated.

# vaccine - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Eleven residents at Donegal nursing home suffering with flu symptoms

It appears that there may be a “slight mismatch” between the current flu vaccination and the circulating strain of the virus.

# vaccine - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Mary Robinson calls for greater access to cervical cancer vaccines

Writing a blog for the British Medical Journal, the former President has called on pharmaceutical companies to lower the prices they charge for the HPV vaccine.

# vaccine - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Hope for medical breakthrough with 'effective' malaria vaccine

Almost a million people are year are killed by malaria – but a new vaccine could cut cases in young children by half, a trial suggests.

Result of swine flu jab investigation expected later this year

The Health Service Executive is investigating the link between a swine flu jab and narcolepsy. This year’s vaccine does not contain the controversial Pandremix strain.

# vaccine - Wednesday 5 October, 2011

Increase in throat cancer caused by virus that can spread from oral sex

A study has found that the number of cases of throat cancer caused by the human papillomavirus have risen.

# vaccine - Tuesday 20 September, 2011

Older people encouraged to receive pneumo flu jab

Comedian Brendan Grace is one of the advocates for the vaccine after discovering that as he has diabetes he is at risk for pneumo flu.

# vaccine - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Mother says she's totally convinced swine flu jab caused son's narcolepsy

There are now 16 confirmed cases of narcolepsy with links to the swine flu vaccine Pandemrix in Ireland. A support group is criticising what it’s calling the ‘minimal’ response from the HSE.

# vaccine - Friday 12 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# vaccine - Saturday 8 January, 2011

HSE orders 100,000 extra flu vaccines

Meanwhile, Fine Gael’s health spokesman has warned that overcrowding in hospitals will cause infections to spread rapidly and will gravely endanger the lives of the seriously ill.

# vaccine - Monday 19 July, 2010

NEW VACCINE patches could eliminate the need for painful injections, Al Jazeera reports. US researchers have developed a patch which boosts the body’s immunisation against diseases such as the flu. The researchers, based at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, believe the patch can help eradicate diseases by increasing the number of people who are vaccinated.

People should be able to administer the patch themselves, rather than being attending to by medical personnel with needles. The patch is actually a series of 100 tiny needles which dissolve after entering the skin.

Check out the patch in this Al Jazeera report:

The patch has been tested using a flu vaccine on mice and the researcher says the results are encouraging. Tests on the small needles used in the patch have shown they are safe for use on humans.