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# vaccines - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

'Another non-consensual mass medical experiment': Calls for investigation into symphysiotomy

The procedure, that left many woman with lifelong disabilities, was carried out in Ireland until the late 1980s.

# vaccines - Friday 30 May, 2014

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.

# vaccines - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

We're vaccinating more children in Ireland than ever before

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

# vaccines - Saturday 15 February, 2014

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.

# vaccines - 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.

# vaccines - Friday 25 October, 2013

HSE report shows Ireland on the way to eliminating German measles

The report delivered to the World Health Organisation shows that there were no cases of the disease between 2010-2012.

# vaccines - Friday 4 January, 2013

Scientists say vaccine temporarily puts brakes on HIV

Team in Spain says it is best indication yet that a ‘therapeutic vaccine’ might be possible in place of anti-retroviral drugs.

# vaccines - Friday 31 August, 2012

HSE criticised for management of child vaccinations error

One mother said she was offered a choice of just two dates which meant her three-year-old had her repeat jabs on the first day of playschool.

# vaccines - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Over 200 children need repeat jabs after vaccination error

The HSE said the jabs may not have been prepared or administered in the correct way and have arranged “revaccination clinics” for the affected children.

# vaccines - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Vaccines worth €6 million destroyed by HSE

Over €6 million in stocks of vaccines were destroyed by the HSE between 2005 and 2010.

# vaccines - Thursday 25 August, 2011

No link between vaccines and autism, says medical research body

However, the US-based Institute of Medicine says it found convincing evidence of side effects of vaccines including brain inflammation and anaphylaxis.

# vaccines - Saturday 23 July, 2011

European medicines watchdog says swine flu jab not suitable for children

The European Medicines Agency has said there is a link between the drug Pandemrix and the sleeping disorder narcolepsy in young people.

# vaccines - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

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.

# vaccines - Thursday 6 January, 2011

British journal rips apart link between vaccines and autism

A now-retracted study that linked autism to childhood vaccines is ridiculed by a leading medical journal.