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#Vaccines

# vaccines - Friday 14 June, 2019

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine requirements for school children
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine requirements for school children

Jun 14th 2019, 10:49 PM 17,811 Views 31 Comments

Meanwhile, Jessica Biel has said she does not support a bill in California that would limit medical exemptions.

# vaccines - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

13-month-old admitted to intensive care after parents influenced by anti-vaccine material online
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

13-month-old admitted to intensive care after parents influenced by anti-vaccine material online

Jun 5th 2019, 12:46 PM 204,445 Views 152 Comments

The boy was admitted to University Hospital Galway.

# vaccines - Friday 26 April, 2019

Simon Harris has asked the Attorney General to look at mandatory vaccinations
# Measles
# Measles

Simon Harris has asked the Attorney General to look at mandatory vaccinations

Apr 26th 2019, 1:00 PM 33,746 Views 174 Comments

Earlier this week, it was announced that Ireland had experienced a 204% increase in cases of measles.

# vaccines - Sunday 31 March, 2019

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools
# Measles
# Measles

People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools

Mar 31st 2019, 9:30 AM 26,095 Views 120 Comments

Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.

# vaccines - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

'She loved the excitement of life': Funeral of vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan taking place in Clare
# RIP
# RIP

'She loved the excitement of life': Funeral of vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan taking place in Clare

Updated Mar 27th 2019, 1:01 PM 27,532 Views 9 Comments

Laura Brennan will be laid to rest following the service in Ennis Cathedral this afternoon.

# vaccines - Monday 11 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 11th 2019, 1:56 PM 10,587 Views 41 Comments

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'
# Hse Warning
# Hse Warning

Meningitis: HSE expert says rate of uptake of vaccine boosters is 'very disappointing'

Jan 10th 2019, 5:30 PM 19,375 Views 34 Comments

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
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Anti-vaccination myths can have devastating impacts on uptake rates, Harris warns EU

Dec 7th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,914 Views 45 Comments

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
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

13 cases of measles in Dublin's north inner city in recent weeks

Aug 22nd 2018, 11:38 AM 18,479 Views 50 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Vaccines: 'Those of us from an earlier era must speak out to stop little lives being wrecked'

Apr 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 147,738 Views 108 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should parents be jailed for refusing to vaccinate their child?

Oct 5th 2017, 9:07 AM 27,452 Views 208 Comments

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
# Hpv Controversy
# Hpv Controversy

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

Sep 4th 2017, 5:50 PM 32,444 Views 269 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
# Multiple Sclerosis
# Multiple Sclerosis

Vaccines can be blamed for illness without scientific proof, EU court rules

Jun 22nd 2017, 10:57 AM 21,165 Views 108 Comments

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
# Contamination
# Contamination

15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine

Jun 2nd 2017, 1:06 PM 17,219 Views 14 Comments

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%
# Sugar Coat It
# Sugar Coat It

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

May 12th 2017, 7:04 PM 9,737 Views 14 Comments

“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
# Chocolate And Ipads
# Chocolate And Ipads

Chocolate could encourage nurses to get flu vaccine, committee hears

May 11th 2017, 12:07 PM 17,749 Views 94 Comments

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
# HPV Vaccine
# HPV Vaccine

Health Minister slams 'false' and 'unfounded' claims from anti-vaccine campaigners

Apr 28th 2017, 6:20 AM 9,254 Views 76 Comments

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
# Warning
# Warning

HSE: Complacency over vaccines could cause death in Ireland

Apr 24th 2017, 8:18 PM 15,094 Views 128 Comments

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
# Anti-vaxx
# Anti-vaxx

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

Feb 16th 2017, 11:07 AM 50,678 Views 237 Comments

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
# Going Viral
# Going Viral

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

Feb 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 14,494 Views 61 Comments

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
# HPV Vaccine
# HPV Vaccine

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

Oct 7th 2016, 8:29 AM 16,921 Views 143 Comments

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
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Here's where that €12 million taken from the mental health budget will be spent

Jun 8th 2016, 6:05 AM 17,450 Views 36 Comments

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
# Getting Better
# Getting Better

Children and teens waiting over 12 months for a mental health appointment

May 13th 2016, 2:33 PM 8,455 Views 38 Comments

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
# Poll

Poll: Should childhood vaccines be mandatory?

Jun 28th 2015, 6:00 PM 70,507 Views 225 Comments

California is the latest state in the US to move towards making it mandatory.

# vaccines - Sunday 24 May, 2015

Children won't get vaccines for TB until June, but Leo says it's not a problem
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Children won't get vaccines for TB until June, but Leo says it's not a problem

May 24th 2015, 7:45 AM 9,847 Views 25 Comments

The BCG vaccine is delayed.

# vaccines - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries
# Finding A Cure
# Finding A Cure

Experimental Ebola vaccines may be lifeline for African countries

Dec 23rd 2014, 10:30 AM 6,419 Views 3 Comments

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
# West Africa
# West Africa

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

Jul 3rd 2014, 6:18 PM 13,826 Views 17 Comments

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
# Investigation
# Investigation

'Another non-consensual mass medical experiment': Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy

Jun 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,757 Views 31 Comments

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
# Unprotected
# Unprotected

HSE cannot contact home-schooled girls to provide HPV vaccine

May 30th 2014, 6:30 AM 9,014 Views 32 Comments

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
# Booster
# Booster

We're vaccinating more children in Ireland than ever before

Apr 22nd 2014, 12:05 PM 8,192 Views 67 Comments

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?
# Children's Health
# Children's Health

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

Feb 15th 2014, 7:00 PM 422 Views 32 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

These are the outbreaks of measles in Ireland since 2008

Jan 21st 2014, 6:29 PM 17,831 Views 73 Comments

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
# Measles
# Measles

HSE report shows Ireland on the way to eliminating German measles

Oct 25th 2013, 7:30 AM 4,836 Views 19 Comments

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
# Research
# Research

Scientists say vaccine temporarily puts brakes on HIV

Jan 4th 2013, 6:40 AM 5,460 Views 12 Comments

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
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

HSE criticised for management of child vaccinations error

Aug 31st 2012, 6:45 AM 3,893 Views 13 Comments

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
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Over 200 children need repeat jabs after vaccination error

Aug 28th 2012, 12:29 PM 8,042 Views 64 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Vaccines worth €6 million destroyed by HSE

Oct 6th 2011, 12:44 PM 510 Views 14 Comments

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
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

No link between vaccines and autism, says medical research body

Aug 25th 2011, 8:56 PM 497 Views 17 Comments

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
# Swine Flu
# Swine Flu

European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children

Jul 23rd 2011, 12:48 PM 1,384 Views 12 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

HSE reports drop in children receiving certain vaccines

Apr 26th 2011, 10:58 AM 552 Views 1 Comment

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