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# immunisation

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# Singapore
Singapore to stop paying medical bills for the 'unvaccinated by choice'
Bills for those who are ineligible for vaccination will still be fully paid
# covid19
Reader Q&A: What do you want to know about the vaccine rollout to the over 40s?
It is expected that this age cohort will be offered a choice between the AZ and J&J vaccines or an mRNA vaccine.
# covid19
Family carers 'devastated' after being left out of changes to vaccine priority list
Yesterday the government announced people with underlying conditions that put them at high risk have been moved up the priority list.
# Vaccines
Up to 135,000 people to be fully vaccinated by end of February, Taoiseach says
35,000 people are due to receive the first vaccine dose this week.
# immunisation
Virus which is the most common causes of gastroenteritis in children drops by 72% since vaccine rollout
Rotavirus disease is the most common cause of gastroenteritis in children.
# worth knowing
Did you know males are at an equal risk of HPV as females? If you did you're in the minority
Two thirds of people don’t realise that males and females are at an equal risk of contracting a HPV infection.
# Cervical Cancer
What to do if your daughter didn't get the HPV vaccine before, but wants it now
Since September 2016 the uptake rate for the vaccine has increased from 51% to 62%.
# Cervical Cancer
'It could have saved my life': HSE launches information campaign on the HPV vaccine
The vaccine’s uptake rates have risen to 67% since the first phase of the campaign was launched in August last year.
# immunisation
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”.
# unprotected
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.
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.
# Tummy Ache
Babies should be vaccinated against stomach bug say experts
New plans from the National Immunisation Advisory Council include protecting against whooping cough and HPV.
# flu vaccine
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
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.
# illness
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.
# Flu
Over 480 patients affected by low-dosage flu vaccines
An interim report by the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland says an error in training led to some pharmacists giving adult patients a child’s dosage of the vaccine.
# Health
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.