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# vaccinations - Friday 14 June, 2019

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine requirements for school children

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

# vaccinations - Friday 24 May, 2019

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.

# vaccinations - Friday 26 April, 2019

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

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

# vaccinations - Thursday 25 April, 2019

The Explainer: Why has Ireland had a 208% increase in measles cases?

In the next episode of our weekly podcast, we look at why cases of the illness are increasing in Ireland and other countries, despite a vaccination which prevents it.

# vaccinations - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

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

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

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

# vaccinations - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

'An incredible young woman': Tributes paid to HPV vaccine campaigner Laura Brennan

Brennan was diagnosed with cervical cancer at the age of 24.

# vaccinations - 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.

# vaccinations - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'It's not a coincidence': HSE expert links latest mumps outbreak to discredited study of MMR vaccine

The HSE is still trying to determine how many people have been affected by the outbreak.

# vaccinations - Saturday 24 March, 2018

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.

# vaccinations - Friday 5 January, 2018

Popularity on Facebook could be key to targeted flu vaccinations - study

A new study has concluded that people who are central in their digital networks are also central in their real-life human networks.

# vaccinations - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Flu vaccine can protect children who receive it, as well as younger siblings - research

The HSE is urging all those at risk to get vaccinated.

# vaccinations - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Parents urged to vaccinate children after HSE notified of potential measles case in Cork

Two cases of measles were confirmed in Dublin last Friday.

# vaccinations - Friday 20 October, 2017

People urged to get vaccinated as two measles cases confirmed in Dublin

An alert has been issued to all emergency departments and GPs in Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow.

# vaccinations - 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.

# vaccinations - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government

Health Minister Simon Harris said his department is examining how to roll out a vaccination compensation programme.

# vaccinations - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Poll: Would you prevent your child from being vaccinated? Family Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you prevent your child from being vaccinated?

Childhood vaccinations are an important health measure, but not all parents are in favour.

# vaccinations - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect

A 5% drop in measles, mumps and rubella vaccinations caused a threefold increase in annual measles cases, a new study found.

# vaccinations - 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.

# vaccinations - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Poll: Should parents who don't get vaccinations for their children have child benefit cut in half? Recommended This post contains a poll

Poll: Should parents who don't get vaccinations for their children have child benefit cut in half?

Less than half of eligible girls began the series of HPV jabs last September, far lower than the target of 80%.

# vaccinations - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

Daly tells Dáil that HSE blocked 14-year-old narcolepsy sufferer from accessing documents

Daly called it “one of the biggest public health scandals in recent years”.

# vaccinations - 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.

# vaccinations - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

The number of people with the flu doubled during December

There were 46.7 cases per 100,000 people in Ireland suffering last month.

# vaccinations - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

Babies born since October to get vaccinations against two more illnesses

Health Minister Simon Harris today said families could avail of the vaccinations from 1 December.

# vaccinations - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Matt Dawson shares images of two-year-old son battling meningitis to raise awareness

The former rugby player spoke out after a young British girl died from the condition.

# vaccinations - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Polio 'adding to Syria's humanitarian disaster' say aid agencies

A major vaccination campaign is underway, but UNICEF and WHO say aid workers need better and safer access to children in danger.

# vaccinations - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Cash incentives make drug users more likely to get vaccinated against hepatitis

The money is paid in supermarket vouchers.

# vaccinations - 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.

# vaccinations - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Babies should be vaccinated against stomach bug say experts

New plans from the National Immunisation Advisory Council include protecting against whooping cough and HPV.

# vaccinations - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?

# vaccinations - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

That cold sore might be causing you memory loss

The study showed that people who had higher levels of infection were more likely to score poorly on a test.

# vaccinations - Friday 21 December, 2012

HSE urges high-risk patients to get flu vaccination Flu

HSE urges high-risk patients to get flu vaccination

The HSE says flu is now ciruclating, and over 65s, pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses should act quickly.

# vaccinations - Tuesday 18 September, 2012

Cabinet set to agree wording on children's rights referendum

Ministers are likely to sign off on the final wording for the ballot to be put to the public at this morning’s meeting.

# vaccinations - Monday 10 September, 2012

Children's minister plays down referendum 'forced vaccination' fears

Frances Fitzgerald says a constitutional reference to children’s rights would not result in forced vaccinations or adoptions.

# vaccinations - Thursday 5 April, 2012

IPA calls for a national vaccination register to be established

Following several deaths at a Donegal nursing home, the IPA has called for a national vaccination register to be set up to provide real time feedback in times of emergency.

# vaccinations - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Measles cases on the rise - report

While incidences of MRSA were the lowest ever recorded by the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre, the number of measles cases in Ireland rose by 149 per cent last year.

# vaccinations - Thursday 1 September, 2011

MMR vaccine to be offered in response to measles outbreak

An MMR vaccine programme is to be rolled out in schools in the north Dublin city area, which has been particularly badly hit by a recent measles outbreak.

# vaccinations - Friday 15 July, 2011

CIA criticised for using fake vaccinations to trap Bin Laden

Medecins Sans Frontieres has said setting up a fake vaccination programme threatened life-saving immunisation work around the world.

# vaccinations - Monday 19 July, 2010

NEW VACCINE patches could eliminate the need for painful injections, Al Jazeera reports. US researchers have developed a patch which boosts the body’s immunisation against diseases such as the flu. The researchers, based at Emory University and the Georgia Institute of Technology, believe the patch can help eradicate diseases by increasing the number of people who are vaccinated.

People should be able to administer the patch themselves, rather than being attending to by medical personnel with needles. The patch is actually a series of 100 tiny needles which dissolve after entering the skin.

Check out the patch in this Al Jazeera report:

The patch has been tested using a flu vaccine on mice and the researcher says the results are encouraging. Tests on the small needles used in the patch have shown they are safe for use on humans.