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# vaccines - 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.

# vaccines - Thursday 10 January, 2019

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.

# vaccines - Friday 7 December, 2018

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.

# vaccines - 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.

# vaccines - Friday 20 April, 2018

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.

# vaccines - Thursday 5 October, 2017

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.

# vaccines - Monday 4 September, 2017

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

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

# vaccines - 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.

# vaccines - Friday 2 June, 2017

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.

# vaccines - Friday 12 May, 2017

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

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

# vaccines - Thursday 11 May, 2017

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.

# vaccines - 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%.

# vaccines - Monday 24 April, 2017

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.

# vaccines - 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.

# vaccines - Sunday 12 February, 2017

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

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

# vaccines - Friday 7 October, 2016

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

The HSE said it is concerned about the drop.

# vaccines - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

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.

# vaccines - Friday 13 May, 2016

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.

# vaccines - Sunday 28 June, 2015

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.

# vaccines - Sunday 24 May, 2015

# vaccines - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

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.

# vaccines - Thursday 3 July, 2014

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

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

# vaccines - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

'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.

# vaccines - 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.

# vaccines - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

We're vaccinating more children in Ireland than ever before

Vaccination rates are at their highest ever levels, the HSE said today.

# vaccines - 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.

# vaccines - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

These are the outbreaks of measles in Ireland since 2008

In total, the Council for Foreign Relations has tracked 432 cases since 2008.

# vaccines - Friday 25 October, 2013

HSE report shows Ireland on the way to eliminating German measles

The report delivered to the World Health Organisation shows that there were no cases of the disease between 2010-2012.

# vaccines - 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.

# vaccines - Friday 31 August, 2012

HSE criticised for management of child vaccinations error

One mother said she was offered a choice of just two dates which meant her three-year-old had her repeat jabs on the first day of playschool.

# vaccines - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Over 200 children need repeat jabs after vaccination error

The HSE said the jabs may not have been prepared or administered in the correct way and have arranged “revaccination clinics” for the affected children.

# vaccines - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Vaccines worth €6 million destroyed by HSE

Over €6 million in stocks of vaccines were destroyed by the HSE between 2005 and 2010.

# vaccines - Thursday 25 August, 2011

No link between vaccines and autism, says medical research body

However, the US-based Institute of Medicine says it found convincing evidence of side effects of vaccines including brain inflammation and anaphylaxis.

# vaccines - Saturday 23 July, 2011

European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children

The European Medicines Agency has said there is a link between the drug Pandemrix and the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in young people.

# vaccines - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

HSE reports drop in children receiving certain vaccines

The HSE is urging parents to ensure their children receive all of the required vaccinations in order to avoid illnesses such as measles.

# vaccines - Thursday 6 January, 2011

British journal rips apart link between vaccines and autism

A now-retracted study that linked autism to childhood vaccines is ridiculed by a leading medical journal.