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# Vaccination

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Here are the potential Covid-19 vaccine and treatment options being developed
The World Health Organization has said it could take 12 to 18 months for a vaccine to be developed and approved for use.
'Losing our measles-free status is a real threat': No drop off in measles rate after cases tripled in 2018
There were 80 reported measles cases in Ireland in 2019.
Number of mumps cases in 2019 four times higher than last year
The HSE said has said the increase in numbers is linked to the spread of misinformation about vaccines on social media.
Social media companies agree to liase with Department of Health on tackling anti-vaccine misinformation
Minister for Health Simon Harris met with Facebook, Google and Twitter today.
'Zero excuse' that teenage boys should not get same access to free HPV vaccine as girls
Teenage girls can get the HPV vaccine if they’re still at secondary school – but teenage boys can’t.
Four European countries lose measles-free status as number of cases skyrockets
There are fears that Ireland’s status could also be at risk.
Simon Harris to meet social media companies in a bid to make them do more to debunk vaccine myths
Harris is considering advice from the Attorney General on mandatory vaccination.
Minister to launch HPV vaccine for boys next week
The vaccination programme was rolled out to teenage girls in 2010, but the government committed to making it available to boys in secondary school from September.
'It's a big threat': Fears Ireland could lose its measles-free status
The UK has lost its measles-free status and, after a spike in cases here, there are concerns Ireland could end up in the same position.
Irish measles cases rise over 200% as experts blame increase on misinformation about MMR vaccine
A new report has revealed that global rates of the disease are on the rise.
People divided on banning unvaccinated children from schools
Most people agree with this stance but almost one in five are unsure, according to an opinion poll.
'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases
Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.
Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated?
There has been a huge spike in measles cases worldwide.
'Extremely encouraging': HPV uptake rate in Ireland is now at 70%
This marks an increase of 20 percentage points in just over two years.
Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin
There have been five cases since the start of February.
HSE investigating potential 12th case of meningitis
Three people with the condition have died in recent weeks.
Health minister says HPV vaccine will be extended to boys next year
Hiqa has also recommended switching to a different vaccination – one that protects against an additional five types of HPV.
'I won’t ever be able to understand exactly how the HPV vaccine works. So as a parent I have to trust the experts'
The desire to protect and care for your child is indescribable, writes Eric Nolan. And that means doing your best to keep them safe.
'Three children died as a result of measles that year. I remember their eyes'
Consultant paediatrician John Fitzsimons writes about his experiences with measles, and why it’s important to vaccinate.
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.
Third vaccine dose may be needed to stop people getting mumps in their 30s
There have been a number of mumps outbreaks among adults in the US recently, including on college campuses.
11 cases confirmed in measles outbreak across Limerick and Dublin
The incident is being examined by the HSE’s measles outbreak control team.
HSE says people claiming to be nurses are warning against HPV vaccine on social media
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.
People urged to get flu vaccine after jump in cases of influenza-like illness
People in high-risk groups include pregnant women and those over the age of 65.
Doctors say more babies are getting potentially fatal whooping cough
The condition can have fatal consequences for babies up to three months of age.
Measles outbreak: Should we pay doctors to track down unvaccinated children?
Australian doctors receive payments to track down and vaccinate children who are more than two months overdue for their vaccines, writes Jennifer Whitmore.
Major study finds HPV vaccine in women was not linked with 44 chronic diseases
No other serious safety concerns were identified in the study of more than three million women.
Patients 'have a right to ask doctors and nurses if they have received the flu vaccine'
Health Minister Simon Harris said just one third of all health workers got the vaccine last year.
Labour wants the HPV vaccine to be rolled out to boys sooner rather than later
The plan was originally to roll the free vaccine out to boys – but this has yet to happen.
Simon Harris says HPV vaccine saves lives, after speaking to Finian McGrath about his concerns
McGrath had called for the vaccine to be banned.
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.
'Women will die needlessly': Call for push to increase uptake of HPV vaccine
The Irish Cancer Society also wants the vaccination programme to be extended to include boys.
Flu epidemic will peak in the next two weeks
The HSE is recommending people get vaccinated, and if they have the flu, to stay in bed.
HPV vaccine will soon be available to gay men
The HSE vaccinates thousands of schoolgirls against the virus each year.
'Forty young Irish girls will die of cervical cancer as a result of falling HPV vaccine rates' says Fine Gael TD
5,000 fewer girls received the vaccine this year in comparison to the previous year.
Person with measles travelled by plane to Dublin and then onto Galway
This case is unrelated to the recently reported outbreak that resulted in 34 confirmed measles cases between April and mid-July.
Patient at the centre of measles outbreak was in Dublin Airport three weeks ago
33 cases are being investigated.
One year after stocks ran out, Ireland's BCG vaccine delivery is still delayed
The HSE said there are issues with the supplier that are affecting most European countries.
Measles warning after second case confirmed this year
The person in question had been in Dublin and Kerry leading up to and including the May bank holiday weekend.
HSE response to TV3 documentary: HPV vaccine has 'good safety record'
Concerns have been raised over the HPV vaccine administered to schoolgirls across the country.