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#Vaccine

# vaccine - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases
# The Explainer
# The Explainer

'It spreads like wildfire': Why Ireland, and the world, is seeing a huge surge in measles cases

Mar 17th 2019, 8:00 PM 41,189 Views 40 Comments

Some 136,000 people died from measles globally in 2018.

# vaccine - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should children be banned from attending school if they haven't been vaccinated?

Mar 13th 2019, 9:57 AM 46,760 Views 221 Comments

There has been a huge spike in measles cases worldwide.

# vaccine - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Italy is making parents prove their children are vaccinated before they can go to creche
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Italy is making parents prove their children are vaccinated before they can go to creche

Mar 12th 2019, 10:45 PM 12,952 Views 60 Comments

The law made it compulsory for children in pre-school education to be vaccinated against 10 diseases.

# vaccine - 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 36,215 Views 64 Comments

There have been five cases since the start of February.

# vaccine - 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 17,356 Views 13 Comments

Three people with the condition have died in recent weeks.

# vaccine - Sunday 30 December, 2018

The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

The number of reported measles cases in Ireland more than trebled this year

Dec 30th 2018, 7:15 AM 19,972 Views 127 Comments

Seven in 10 of the confirmed cases involved people who were not vaccinated.

# vaccine - Friday 28 December, 2018

Flu levels are low, but we're about to enter 'an extremely busy time for the health service'
# Get Vaccinated
# Get Vaccinated

Flu levels are low, but we're about to enter 'an extremely busy time for the health service'

Dec 28th 2018, 1:11 PM 10,489 Views 5 Comments

Demand for the GP out-of-hours service remains high and similar to last year.

# vaccine - 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 10,872 Views 32 Comments

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

# vaccine - 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 17,444 Views 129 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.

# vaccine - 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 25,876 Views 74 Comments

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

# vaccine - 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 18,476 Views 50 Comments

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

# vaccine - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin
# Temple Street
# Temple Street

Warning issued after five more people contract measles in Dublin

Aug 9th 2018, 6:58 PM 31,543 Views 89 Comments

The HSE is “particularly concerned” about the risk of measles in children who recently attended Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

# vaccine - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019
# Cancer
# Cancer

Boys to get HPV vaccine in 2019

Aug 7th 2018, 6:05 AM 20,789 Views 86 Comments

The Taoiseach said plans are already getting underway to rolling out the vaccine to boys.

# vaccine - Friday 3 August, 2018

'Utter nonsense': Sinn Féin MEP rubbishes reports that she is against vaccinations
# HPV
# HPV

'Utter nonsense': Sinn Féin MEP rubbishes reports that she is against vaccinations

Aug 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 17,362 Views 62 Comments

Many people on social media have been accusing the MEP of being an anti-vaxxer.

# vaccine - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin
# Contagious
# Contagious

Warning issued as four cases of measles are reported in Dublin

Aug 2nd 2018, 4:53 PM 51,774 Views 71 Comments

Two adults and two children were affected.

# vaccine - 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 12,778 Views 37 Comments

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

# vaccine - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Free vaccine offered as Limerick measles outbreak worsens
# MMR
# MMR

Free vaccine offered as Limerick measles outbreak worsens

Feb 7th 2018, 5:42 PM 20,140 Views 45 Comments

Six new cases of measles were confirmed in Limerick today.

# vaccine - 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 19,544 Views 86 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.

# vaccine - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Here's what you need to know about the flu going around
# Mind Your Health
# Mind Your Health

Here's what you need to know about the flu going around

Updated Jan 9th 2018, 7:30 PM 34,444 Views 19 Comments

With the various strains of flu going around you can likely get sick multiple times if you haven’t been vaccinated.

Poll: Should it be mandatory for health professionals to get the flu jab?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should it be mandatory for health professionals to get the flu jab?

Jan 9th 2018, 8:47 AM 32,997 Views 125 Comments

Just one in three nurses have received the vaccination.

Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Just one third of hospital nurses have had the flu jab despite raffles and free coffee incentives

Jan 9th 2018, 6:15 AM 13,185 Views 60 Comments

The HSE ran a campaign over the last few months to encourage healthcare workers to get the vaccine.

# vaccine - Tuesday 2 January, 2018

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland
# Postponed Surgeries
# Postponed Surgeries

A number of people have died due to flu, as two strains of the virus hit Ireland

Jan 2nd 2018, 8:58 AM 38,948 Views 23 Comments

Elective surgeries have been postponed in some hospitals in a bid to prioritise emergencies.

# vaccine - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Spanish flu centenary: 'We're overdue another influenza pandemic'
# Column
# Column

Spanish flu centenary: 'We're overdue another influenza pandemic'

Dec 27th 2017, 7:00 AM 6,162 Views 26 Comments

And there won’t be enough vaccines or anti-viral drugs to go around, writes Dr Tim Hinchey.

# vaccine - 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 14,996 Views 46 Comments

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

# vaccine - 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 21,766 Views 15 Comments

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

# vaccine - Sunday 26 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 26th 2017, 9:30 AM 11,829 Views 40 Comments

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

# vaccine - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Poll: Would you ask your doctor if they had gotten the flu vaccine?
# What You Preach
# What You Preach

Poll: Would you ask your doctor if they had gotten the flu vaccine?

Oct 3rd 2017, 9:16 AM 16,159 Views 76 Comments

Uptake of the vaccine among medical workers in Ireland is “appallingly low” according to Health Minister Simon Harris.

# vaccine - 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 12,088 Views 69 Comments

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

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex
# Misinformed
# Misinformed

Bishop apologises for false claims about HPV vaccine and teenage sex

Oct 2nd 2017, 12:40 PM 24,990 Views 65 Comments

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan says he wasn’t “fully informed”.

# vaccine - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back
# Protect Our Future
# Protect Our Future

'Emotional terrorism': After HPV vaccine uptake rates fall to 50%, the HSE is fighting back

Aug 30th 2017, 3:39 PM 32,077 Views 185 Comments

Health minister Simon Harris said that those who aren’t medical professionals shouldn’t be giving expert advice on vaccines.

# vaccine - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government
# Payments
# Payments

Vaccine compensation scheme being considered by government

Aug 13th 2017, 4:00 PM 25,266 Views 80 Comments

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

# vaccine - Sunday 30 July, 2017

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect
# America
# America

Small decline in MMR vaccinations could have a serious effect

Jul 30th 2017, 7:00 AM 8,436 Views 34 Comments

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

# vaccine - 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 21,126 Views 108 Comments

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

# vaccine - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years
# Heart Attack
# Heart Attack

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine could be available in six years

Jun 20th 2017, 7:27 AM 8,112 Views 31 Comments

The medication has shown promise in mice.

# vaccine - Monday 22 May, 2017

The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried
# On The Rise
# On The Rise

The number of young girls receiving the HPV vaccine is slowly rising but doctors are still worried

May 22nd 2017, 10:31 AM 13,435 Views 186 Comments

Medics claimed “misinformation and fake news is causing fear among young people and parents”.

# vaccine - 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 10,173 Views 67 Comments

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

# vaccine - 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 9,250 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%.

# vaccine - 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 50,443 Views 237 Comments

It comes as a controversial documentary is released in Ireland.

# vaccine - Thursday 19 January, 2017

The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks
# Fatal
# Fatal

The flu has caused 29 deaths and 835 hospitalisations this winter and will remain for up to four weeks

Jan 19th 2017, 1:24 PM 10,798 Views 20 Comments

“There is still a significant amount of flu in our community … this is higher than it has been in a number of years.”

# vaccine - 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 12,672 Views 34 Comments

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