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#Vaccination

# vaccination - Monday 4 March, 2019

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

Mar 4th 2019, 5:56 PM 36,247 Views 64 Comments

There have been five cases since the start of February.

# vaccination - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

HSE investigating potential 12th case of meningitis
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

HSE investigating potential 12th case of meningitis

Jan 15th 2019, 2:59 PM 17,377 Views 13 Comments

Three people with the condition have died in recent weeks.

# vaccination - Friday 7 December, 2018

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year
# Cancer
# Cancer

Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year

Dec 7th 2018, 11:00 AM 10,883 Views 32 Comments

Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.

# vaccination - Monday 3 September, 2018

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:00 AM 17,540 Views 130 Comments

The desire to protect and care for your child is indescribable, writes Eric Nolan. And that means doing your best to keep them safe.

# vaccination - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'

Sep 2nd 2018, 7:30 PM 26,099 Views 74 Comments

Consultant paediatrician John Fitzsimons writes about his experiences with measles, and why it’s important to vaccinate.

# vaccination - 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 18,509 Views 50 Comments

Transmission has occurred in a number of hospitals and in households with “poor vaccine uptake”, the HSE said.

# vaccination - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Third vaccine dose may be needed to stop people getting mumps in their 30s
# Vaccinations
# Vaccinations

Third vaccine dose may be needed to stop people getting mumps in their 30s

Mar 24th 2018, 4:00 PM 12,838 Views 36 Comments

There have been a number of mumps outbreaks among adults in the US recently, including on college campuses.

# vaccination - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin
# MMR
# MMR

11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin

Feb 13th 2018, 12:14 PM 14,626 Views 76 Comments

The incident is being examined by the HSE’s measles outbreak control team.

# vaccination - Friday 12 January, 2018

HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media
# Gardasil
# Gardasil

HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media

Jan 12th 2018, 12:05 AM 19,616 Views 85 Comments

The head of the HSE’s National Immunisation Office said the health service is starting to win the battle against misinformation, but there is more work to do.

# vaccination - Thursday 21 December, 2017

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness
# Under The Weather
# Under The Weather

People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness

Dec 21st 2017, 2:52 PM 15,032 Views 46 Comments

People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.

# vaccination - Monday 27 November, 2017

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough
# Warning
# Warning

Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough

Nov 27th 2017, 3:26 PM 21,888 Views 15 Comments

The condition can have fatal consequences for babies up to three months of age.

# vaccination - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Measles outbreak: Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children?
# Anti-vaxxers
# Anti-vaxxers

Measles outbreak: Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children?

Nov 21st 2017, 7:00 AM 15,568 Views 166 Comments

Australian doctors receive payments to track down and vaccinate children who are more than two months overdue for their vaccines, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

# vaccination - Saturday 21 October, 2017

Major study finds HPV vaccine in women was not linked with 44 chronic diseases
# Evidence
# Evidence

Major study finds HPV vaccine in women was not linked with 44 chronic diseases

Oct 21st 2017, 8:45 AM 33,136 Views 148 Comments

No other serious safety concerns were identified in the study of more than three million women.

# vaccination - Monday 2 October, 2017

Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'
# Winter Flu
# Winter Flu

Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'

Oct 2nd 2017, 4:32 PM 12,126 Views 69 Comments

Health Minister Simon Harris said just one third of all health workers got the vaccine last year.

# vaccination - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Labour wants the HPV vaccine to be rolled out to boys sooner rather than later
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Labour wants the HPV vaccine to be rolled out to boys sooner rather than later

Sep 10th 2017, 2:42 PM 13,437 Views 105 Comments

The plan was originally to roll the free vaccine out to boys – but this has yet to happen.

# vaccination - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns
# Calls To Resign
# Calls To Resign

Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns

Sep 3rd 2017, 1:10 PM 20,909 Views 190 Comments

McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.

# vaccination - 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 21,249 Views 108 Comments

The decision stems from the case of a man who developed MS shortly after being vaccinated against hepatitis B.

# vaccination - Thursday 4 May, 2017

'Women will die needlessly': Call for push to increase uptake of HPV vaccine
# Cancer
# Cancer

'Women will die needlessly': Call for push to increase uptake of HPV vaccine

May 4th 2017, 6:10 AM 10,200 Views 66 Comments

The Irish Cancer Society also wants the vaccination programme to be extended to include boys.

# vaccination - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Flu epidemic will peak in the next two weeks
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Flu epidemic will peak in the next two weeks

Jan 12th 2017, 3:22 PM 15,397 Views 62 Comments

The HSE is recommending people get vaccinated, and if they have the flu, to stay in bed.

# vaccination - Monday 12 December, 2016

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men
# Safe Sex
# Safe Sex

HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men

Dec 12th 2016, 8:21 PM 12,878 Views 33 Comments

The HSE vaccinates thousands of schoolgirls against the virus each year.

# vaccination - 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
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

'Forty young Irish girls will die of cervical cancer as a result of falling HPV vaccine rates' says Fine Gael TD

Nov 11th 2016, 11:51 AM 16,133 Views 54 Comments

5,000 fewer girls received the vaccine this year in comparison to the previous year.

# vaccination - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Person with measles travelled by plane to Dublin and then onto Galway
# Contagious
# Contagious

Person with measles travelled by plane to Dublin and then onto Galway

Jul 28th 2016, 3:29 PM 36,819 Views 35 Comments

This case is unrelated to the recently reported outbreak that resulted in 34 confirmed measles cases between April and mid-July.

# vaccination - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Patient at the centre of measles outbreak was in Dublin Airport three weeks ago
# Measles Outbreak
# Measles Outbreak

Patient at the centre of measles outbreak was in Dublin Airport three weeks ago

Jul 14th 2016, 2:51 PM 28,927 Views 15 Comments

33 cases are being investigated.

# vaccination - Monday 4 July, 2016

One year after stocks ran out, Ireland's BCG vaccine delivery is still delayed
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

One year after stocks ran out, Ireland's BCG vaccine delivery is still delayed

Jul 4th 2016, 4:23 PM 16,895 Views 10 Comments

The HSE said there are issues with the supplier that are affecting most European countries.

# vaccination - Thursday 12 May, 2016

Measles warning after second case confirmed this year
# Symptoms
# Symptoms

Measles warning after second case confirmed this year

May 12th 2016, 6:55 PM 26,233 Views 54 Comments

The person in question had been in Dublin and Kerry leading up to and including the May bank holiday weekend.

# vaccination - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

HSE response to TV3 documentary: HPV vaccine has 'good safety record'
# Gardasil
# Gardasil

HSE response to TV3 documentary: HPV vaccine has 'good safety record'

Dec 15th 2015, 12:13 PM 15,354 Views 93 Comments

Concerns have been raised over the HPV vaccine administered to schoolgirls across the country.

# vaccination - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Teenage girl reportedly suffered fit in school after getting HPV vaccine
# Gardasil
# Gardasil

Teenage girl reportedly suffered fit in school after getting HPV vaccine

Dec 13th 2015, 8:09 PM 61,694 Views 130 Comments

Abbey Colohan is just one teenager who will feature in a documentary about the vaccine.

# vaccination - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people
# Tuberculosis
# Tuberculosis

BCG scars could become a thing of the past for most people

Sep 9th 2015, 1:00 PM 27,609 Views 38 Comments

Only children in high-risk groups could be vaccinated.

# vaccination - Monday 13 April, 2015

If Australian parents don't vaccinate their kids, they could miss out on €10k in benefits
# No Jab No Pay
# No Jab No Pay

If Australian parents don't vaccinate their kids, they could miss out on €10k in benefits

Apr 13th 2015, 3:29 PM 11,573 Views 83 Comments

Under current Australian laws, parents who have “conscientious objections” about jabs can still claim payments.

# vaccination - Monday 30 March, 2015

Government will consider lifesaving meningitis jab for children - but only if the price is right
# Immunisation
# Immunisation

Government will consider lifesaving meningitis jab for children - but only if the price is right

Mar 30th 2015, 9:51 PM 11,655 Views 36 Comments

The UK is introducing a vaccine and Ireland will follow if “a cost effective agreement can be reached”.

# vaccination - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Good news: Scientists may have discovered a vaccine for Ebola
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

Good news: Scientists may have discovered a vaccine for Ebola

Nov 27th 2014, 7:51 AM 7,728 Views 20 Comments

But it is still some way from hitting the market.

# vaccination - Monday 1 September, 2014

The HSE's campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working
# Vaccination
# Vaccination

The HSE's campaign to protect girls from cervical cancer is working

Sep 1st 2014, 3:00 PM 11,367 Views 44 Comments

Uptake levels for the HPC vaccine have exceeded targets and more than 42,000 girls have received the full course.

# vaccination - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

Good news for babies: The BCG vaccine shortage is over
# Booster
# Booster

Good news for babies: The BCG vaccine shortage is over

Aug 26th 2014, 11:33 AM 7,669 Views 54 Comments

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

# vaccination - Friday 11 July, 2014

An extra dose of polio vaccine helps boost immunity in under 5s
# Protection
# Protection

An extra dose of polio vaccine helps boost immunity in under 5s

Jul 11th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,175 Views 12 Comments

Researchers in India and the UK recommended a dose of IPV be added to vaccination programmes in polio-endemic countries.

# vaccination - Thursday 19 June, 2014

HSE confirms shortage in BCG vaccines due to supplier problem
# BCG
# BCG

HSE confirms shortage in BCG vaccines due to supplier problem

Jun 19th 2014, 9:33 PM 10,688 Views 36 Comments

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.

# vaccination - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE...
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

Heading long-haul this summer? Get the polio vaccination, says the HSE...

May 22nd 2014, 8:18 AM 8,916 Views 6 Comments

The recommendation applies to a number of African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries.

# vaccination - Thursday 8 May, 2014

No difference in mortality rate between boys and girls relating to last vaccine offered
# Developed Countries
# Developed Countries

No difference in mortality rate between boys and girls relating to last vaccine offered

May 8th 2014, 6:45 AM 4,258 Views 0 Comments

The mortality rate was higher for boys than for girls, irrespective of the type of vaccine last offered.

# vaccination - 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 8,225 Views 67 Comments

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

# vaccination - Monday 7 April, 2014

Cases of malaria in Ireland rise for the third year in a row
# Disease
# Disease

Cases of malaria in Ireland rise for the third year in a row

Apr 7th 2014, 9:42 AM 14,517 Views 58 Comments

71 were recorded last year.

# vaccination - Saturday 22 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 22nd 2014, 2:10 PM 9,518 Views 30 Comments

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